Chris Gayle led the West Indies to a 105-run win over Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup match on Friday as he hit his record 40th six in a match held at the Trent Bridge.
Gayle was able to score 50 runs off of 30 deliveries that held the West Indies to reach the intended chase target within 13.4 overs. As for Hassan Ali, he also maximized the team’s effort.
As for Chris Gayle, he was able to move past his previous 39 sixes record that he shared with South African batsmen AB de Villiers.
39 years old Gayle was able to make another six as well as 2 boundaries off the next two deliveries from Pakistan’s Wahab Raza but that put his lower back in quite a lot of pain and he barely hobbled his way to make a 50.
After Gayle was pulled out of the game from a ball of Mohammed Amir, who had 3 wickets by giving away 26 runs, West Indies was only in need of 29 more runs to seal the victory as they were already at 77-3.
As for Pakistani team, who were offered to bat first, they could only muster up 104 runs before their whole batting order was bowled out in 21.4 overs.
From Windies bowling side Oshane Thomas took 4 wickets by giving away 27 runs while their skipper Jason Holder got 3 wickets by giving away only 24 runs.
Andre Russell took the bowling crown as he took 2 wickets by giving away only 4 runs in astounding 3 overs.
The target that Pakistan set for Windies to chase was the 2nd lowest of all time in the history of Cricket World Cups.
Their worst score had been 74 runs which they scored back in 1992’s world cup against England in a match held at Adelaide. They scored that target in 27 overs.