THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka — A brilliant allround performance by Chris Gayle led West Indies to a 15-run win over defending champion England in the Super Eights of the World Twenty20 on Thursday.
Gayle smashed 58 off 35 balls and featured in a century stand with Johnson Charles, who made 84 off 56 deliveries in a West Indies total of 179-5.
West Indies’ four-pronged spin attack then exposed England top order’s vulnerability to spinners on subcontinent wickets, restricting the reply to 164-4. Eoin Morgan hit an unbeaten 71 off 36 balls and Alex Hales scored 68.
Gayle bowled an impressive spell of four overs for 27 and took the wicket of Jonny Bairstow.
Ravi Rampaul had earlier derailed the run chase with two wickets off successive balls with England yet to score.