‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle unleashed his destructive abilities to the fullest as he punished Pakistan bowling in the chase of the paltry total of 106. There was no respite for Pakistan, who were earlier floored by a splendid bowling performance and then were subject to some monstrous hitting from the bat of Gayle.
In the midst of a supreme run-scoring form, Gayle notched up the 52nd fifty of his illustrious career. The 39-year struck 3 sixes and 6 fours in his blazing 34-ball stay at the crease. Pulverizing the already struggling Pakistan, Gayle’s ruthless striking further dampened the spirits of the Men in Green.
Despite the lively nature of Trent Bridge surface, the Caribbean heartthrob effortlessly muscled the deliveries from the pacers way beyond the boundary rope. As Gayle settles in his power hitting mode, this is fantastic news for the West Indies right at the start of the World Cup.