Gayle’s Big Bash horror continues

PERTH, Australia,  CMC-Chris Gayle’s horror tournament continues as his Sydney Thunders laboured through another dismal performance, crashing to a 9 wicket defeat to the Perth Scorchers in the Australian Big bash League today.

Gayle yet again failed to register any significant impression with the bat as the Scorchers restricted the winless Thunder to just 113 for nine in their 20 overs and reached the target losing just one wicket at the WACA.

The high-profile and highly paid Gayle scored just two runs from nine balls, as the Thunder slumped to their 12th straight Big Bash loss, dating back to last season, after winning the toss and batting first on a slightly green pitch.

Gayle, standing in as Thunder skipper for the injured Chris Rogers, lost his wicket in the second over defending a quality length delivery from Jason Behrendorff and was caught at first slips.

The only resistance came from Test aspirant Usman Khawaja who hit 56 off 45 balls in a bid to rescue the Thunder.

Shaun Marsh who scored 56 off 45 balls and Marcus North 39 off 30 combined for an unbeaten century stand to seal victory for the Scorchers in 13.2 overs.

The nine-wicket win lifted the Scorchers, last season’s runners-up, from sixth to second on the Big Bash table ahead of Thursday’s final match away to the Adelaide Strikers.

Gayle’s Thunder has one final chance against the Melbourne Stars on Tuesday to avoid the ignominy of ending the tournament without a win.

 

More in Cricket, Sports

The respective division winners in the GSA sanctioned Digicel Senior Squash Championships pose with their spoils following the conclusion of the event at the Georgetown Club Facility yesterday.

Aussie Lynn upstages Munro as Amazon Warriors remain unbeaten

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Colin Munro smashed a sensational maiden Twenty20 hundred but it proved in vain as Guyana Amazon Warriors produced an audacious run chase to shock Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets here Saturday night.

Which captain will lift the IPL trophy this evening? Will it be third time lucky for RCB, who also made it to the Final in 2009 and 2011? Or will Sunrisers Hyderabad clinch the trophy in their first-ever appearance in the Final?

Will it be third time lucky for RCB?

The Indian Premier League will have a new champion either one of Royal Challengers Bangalore or Sunrisers Hyderabad, who will come up against each other in the Final of VIVO IPL 2016, will be crowned champions tonight.

default placeholder

Captain Smith takes Australia to victory with ton

(Reuters) – Steven Smith maintained his purple patch to hit a brilliant unbeaten 102 to secure Australia’s three-wicket victory against England in a high-scoring tri-series match at Hobart on Friday.

Newest Floodlights Softball Cricket Club member Shivnarine Chanderpaul receives his team shirt from the youngest Floodlights player eight year old Romeo Deonarine.

Chanderpaul sparkles for Floodlights in win over Bel Air Rubis

Playing with a leather ball might be his forte but Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is also very adept at playing with a ball of a much softer variety.

Trevon Griffith’s 102 made him the third Demerara batsman to score a century in this match. (Orlando Charles photo)

Griffith hits maiden Inter County century

A maiden unbeaten century by Demerara opener Trevon Griffith left opponents Berbice facing a daunting 378 more runs for victory heading into today’s fourth and final day in round one of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County four-day tournament.

Steven Jacobs delivered for his team with his all-round performance.

Development Team in six-wicket defeat of Essequibo

By Delvon Mc Ewan A dominant all-round performance by Steven Jacobs led his side to a convincing victory over Essequibo as the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Development Team got off to a winning start in their GCB Senior inter-county four-day campaign yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: