Gayle joins elite club of century-makers in ODI
March 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - West Indies defeated the United Arab Emirates by 60 runs in their opening Group A fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Old Hararians in Harare on Tuesday.
West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle joined Hashim Amla and Sachin Tendulkar as only the third batsman in the history of ODI cricket to score centuries against 11 different countries.
Gayle clubbed 11 sixes and seven fours in an electrifying 91-ball 123. The 38-year-old was in sparkling form and made the ball disappear to all parts of the park at his leisure on a bright and sunny morning in front of 250-odd spectators.
He reached his half-century from 47 balls with five fours and three sixes, while his next 50 runs came from 32 balls with two fours and five sixes.
ICC Media Release