Monday 12 January 2009 

Gayle Looking For Big Finish From West Indies

Gayle Looking For Big Finish From West Indies
Gayle Looking For Big Finish From West Indies
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West Indian captain Chris Gayle is looking for his side to finish their tour of New Zealand with a win when the two sides go head to head in the fifth and final One Day International in Napier.

After the two sides drew the Test series 0-0 and the Twenty20 International series 1-1, the ODI series is tied at 1-1 after two matches were rained off.

"The best thing is to finish on a high," Gayle said. "We have self-belief and we are going out there to win. It's a big opportunity. I can't remember beating New Zealand at home in a One Day or a Test series. What would also be good would be a series win away from home. That would be great for us as a team. It would be an honour to do that, so we have a lot to play for.

"It is a good ground, a good wicket, and basically the games played here have been high-scoring, so the team that plays the better cricket should come out on top. We plan to be that team," Gayle added.

Gayle is 24 runs away from becoming the fourth West Indian after Brian Lara, Desmond Haynes and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to reach 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals.

© Cricket World 2009

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