Chester-le-Street - Chris Gayle's first match in the West
Indies' tour of England saw the big-hitting opener make a typically rapid 40
before he was run out in the lone Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street
The powerful Jamaica left-hander, who did not feature in
West Indies' recent 2-1 Test series loss in England, hit three fours and four
sixes in just 21 balls after England captain Eoin Morgan sent the tourists into
Gayle's boundaries included two sixes in as many balls off
left-arm paceman David Willey, a pull followed by a straight drive.
But, ambling for a single after hitting the ball to backward
point, Gayle was run out by Jason Roy's throw to bowler Liam Plunkett to leave
West Indies 77 for one in the seventh over.
The 37-year-old Gayle, in common with several senior West
Indies players, had been involved in a bitter dispute with Caribbean cricket
But July saw him return to West Indies duty in a Twenty20
international against India in Kingston - his first major match for West
Indies since they beat England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata last