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Gayle steers Tallawahs to easy victory

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Gayle steers Tallawahs to easy victory

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Skipper Chris Gayle struck his second consecutive half-century to fire Jamaica Tallawahs to an easy seven-wicket win over luckless Antigua Hawksbills, in a low-scoring encounter at Sabina Park here on Thursday.
Chasing a paltry 87 for victory under the Duckworth/Lewis method, Tallawahs cantered to their target with 18 balls remaining, after the game was reduced to 17 overs per side following a protracted rain break during the Hawksbills innings.
Gayle, who has already scored a century in the tournament, hammered an unbeaten 59 from a mere 38 balls with two fours and six sixes.
Earlier, Hawksbills’ woes continued as they struggled to 89 for eight from 17 overs, after they were sent in. They were destroyed by Jerome Taylor who finished with four for 18. (CMC)