Thursday, November 02, 2006

Windies blew a Gayle

It was indeed one of the most crucial matches, a do or die situation for both the teams as they entered the great game.

It was a positive beginning for the South African skipper who elected to bat after winning the toss. Top order batsmen failed to give a roaring start which could have rattled the West indies.However, they managed to put up a decent score of 258 which did give the Caribbeans a slight squeeze on the run rate.

The South Africans were hit by a tornado in the form of Chris Gayle who opened the second innings to spectacular start with a ravishing finish that made the Carribeans reach the pinnacle of victory. A man of few words as he was known as, ironically, let his bat do the vigorous talking till the end. A solid, aggressive and backbone of the team played his role as an amazing opening batsman to a Foursful (forceful) finish!

This man of the match stood rock steady and was unaffected by any kind of fast paced attack by the African bowlers. This player remained as a wall which was not to be demolished under any circumstance. Whether it was the end of his partnership with Chanderpaul due to the latter's hurt retirement or whether it was wickets falling in between during an exciting stage, Gayle didn’t blink an eyelid.

A marvelous win that deserves a standing ovation and applaud as it can be ascertained that indeed Windies blew a Gayle as the dejected South Africans look on. Let’s hope the Gayle continues in order to sweep off the Australians from their expected win.



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