Jamaica Tallawahs clinch Caribbean title

2016-08-08 17:25
Chris Gayle (Gallo Images)

Basseterre - Chris Gayle smashed his 78th half-century in Twenty20 cricket as the Jamaica Tallawahs beat the Amazon Warriors by nine wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League.

The Warriors were dismissed for a paltry 93 with Pakistani left-arm spinner Imad Wasim grabbing 3 for 21.

For the Warriors, only Pakistan all-rounder Sohail Tanvir made a difference with the bat, making 42 from 37 balls after being promoted up the order to four.

Jamaica romped home with 43 balls to spare thanks to Gayle's 54 as his side won their second CPL title.

Gayle was not there at the end when the winning runs were struck having fallen to the bowling of Rayad Emrit as he went for another six.

Instead it was Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara who hit the winning runs.

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