GT20 - Thunderstorm follows Gayle-storm as Montreal Tigers v Vancouver Knights ends in no result

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
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In the mid-match chat following the ton, Gayle said things like 'I'm not feeling any sweat. It's cool conditions' and 'I wanted 200 personally', things that only the Universe Boss can say.


Match Summary

Vancouver Knights 276-3

No result, match called off due to forecast of thunderstorms



Montreal Tigers won the toss and invited Vancouver Knights to bat first. What were they thinking? They were thinking that whatever Vancouver Knights will post, given the flat deck and the short boundaries, they will back themselves to chase it down.

But the Knights' skipper Chris Gayle had other plans. He took guard and started wielding his willow to whatever came in his arc and a lot of the balls did, as he alone smashed seven fours and 12 sixes in his 54-ball 122-run knock, that came at a strike rate of 225.

In the mid-match chat following the ton, Gayle said things like 'I'm not feeling any sweat. It's cool conditions' and 'I wanted 200 personally', things that only the Universe Boss can say.

Tobias Visee and Rassie van der Dussen also struck half-centuries, both at a strike rate of well over 200.



When one side scores 276 from 20 overs, the figures of the opposition bowlers are not pretty and this was exactly the case with the Montreal Tigers bowling card, with all of their bowlers going in excess of 10 runs per over.

There was only a slight drizzle and nothing more after the first innings but the match was abandoned due to the possibility of thunderstorms, which was really a shame given how well the match was placed.

Montreal Tigers- Kyle Coetzer, Sunil Narine, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Anton Devcich, George Bailey, Matthew Cross, Nikhil Dutta, Mohammad Naveed, Dillon Heyliger, Sean Abbott

Vancouver Knights- Chris Gayle, Tobias Visee, Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Rizwan Cheema, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smit, Michael Rippon, Ali Khan, Saad Bin Zafar

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