Chris Gayle ends his List A career with a century
By Sandy - Oct 8, 2018 2:25 pm
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Caribbean star cricketer Chris Gayle has ended his almost 20-year-long List-A career with a brilliant match-winning century.

Chris Gayle

Playing for Jamaica against Barbados (at Bridgetown) in the Super50 cup (domestic List A tournament) on this Saturday (October 6), the 39-year-old left-handed opening batsman Chris Gayle played a knock of 122 runs off 114 balls (10 fours and 8 sixes) and rescued his team from a difficult situation.

While Gayle played the three-figure innings, the second-best score was 48 by Andre McCarthy. Two lower-order batsmen Paul Palmer (15) and Christopher Lamont (11) were the only other two batsmen two reach the double-digit scores as Jamaica was bundled out for 226 runs (47.4 overs).

In reply, Barbados was bowled out for just 193 runs as Jamaica won by 33 runs. With the ball in hand, Gayle ended with the figure of 10-0-31-1. He dismissed the opposition skipper Shamarh Brooks on 26 runs through lbw.

Gayle played 356 List A games where he scored 12,436 runs with the average of 38.14, including 27 centuries and 65 half-centuries. His best List A knock was 215 in ODI during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup (against Zimbabwe at Canberra on February 24, 2015).

Chris Gayle

With the ball in hand, Gayle picked up 227 wickets with the average of 32.09. His best bowling figure was 5/46 and that was also in an ODI game against Australia at St. George’s on June 1, 2003.

Out of those List A matches, Gayle played 284 ODIs where he scored 9,727 runs (average 37.12) and picked up 165 wickets (average 35.33).

Though he has taken retirement from the List A cricket, Gayle has wished to play 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England. He will carry on his T20 cricket journey in the foreign leagues as usual. Now, Gayle will participate in the ongoing inaugural 2018/19 Afghanistan Premier League as he will feature for Balkh Legends.