Friday 3 July 2009 

Gayle Expecting High-Scoring Match At St. Lucia

Gayle Expecting High-Scoring Match At St. Lucia
Gayle Expecting High-Scoring Match At St. Lucia
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West Indian captain Chris Gayle expects there to be plenty of runs in store when his side meets India for the third One-Day International in St. Lucia later today (Friday).

After 658 runs were scored in the opening match in Jamaica one week ago, Gayle is anticipating more of the same with the series level at 1-1 with two matches still to play.

“It will be a good competitive game, similar to the First Digicel ODI at Sabina Park. St Lucia is always a good wicket and I expect a lot of runs to be scored on this wicket,” Gayle said.

“Whichever team wins tomorrow cannot lose the Digicel Series so it is a very important game,” he added.

The West Indies bounced back from a 20-run loss last Friday to win by eight wickets on Sunday and a feature in both performances was the way in which Gayle and opening partner Runako Morton gave their sides excellent starts to the innings.

“Morton is a very determined player. He might look ugly (when he bats) but Runako is the sort of player to always be among the runs, he’s a steady batter,” Gayle said.

“We have good communication out there which is very good and we can assess the conditions as quickly as possible and make the necessary adjustments. I want him to play his game and I will support him at the other end."

The match starts at 1330 GMT and you can listen to free, live unofficial commentary on Cricket World® Radio.

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