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They came to play in his
backyard and Chris Gayle
showed the T&T Red Steel
who was boss, as he bludg-
eoned them to the tune of a
century, in leading his team to
an emphatic 50-run win in
their Hero 2015 Caribbean Pre-
mier League (CPL) T20 clash
at Sabina Park in Jamaica on
With a packed house urging
him on, Gayle swatted his 16th
T20 century and on the way
took his team to a commanding
180 for six of their 20 overs.
T&T Red Steel bruised and bat-
tered then replied with a sorry
130 for nine off their 20 overs,
which leaves them firmly plant-
ed at the bottom of the six-
team standings with three
points from four matches. It
puts them in a situation now
where they need to win at least
five of their last six games to
have a chance of making the
play-offs at home in Trinidad.
Left with a victory target of 181
at 9.05 runs per over, the T&T
Red Steel lost wickets at regular
intervals and could not mount
a serious challenge. Jacques
Kallis was left a mere spectator
on the other end, as partners
came and went in quick fashion.
At 28 for four the game was as
good as over but Kallis and
debutant Mark Deyal resisted
a bit, in adding 47 runs for the
fifth wicket. Deyal fell for 23
off 25 balls with a four and a
six and Kallis soon followed for
46 off 36 balls with six fours
and a six.
Earlier, it was all about the
big man Gayle, as he took con-
trol of proceedings from first
over depositing Kallis over long
on for six. Coming into the
game on the back of an unbeat-
en 65 in the last game, Gayle
and Chadwick Walton posted
70 runs off 6.4 overs. Red Steel
bowlers were struck all over the
park much to the delight of the
Jamaicans, enjoying only their
second game under lights at
After Walton fell for 13, the
Red Steel with a double strike
from Sulieman Benn was able
to pull the game back at 102 for
four. However, that man Gayle
was still lurking dangerously at
the other end and he continued
the Red Steel nightmare by
sending balls into the night sky.
He reached his century just
before the end and when he
finally left the park caught and
bowled by Bravo, his tally of
105 runs, came off 57 balls with
six fours and nine sixes.
Today, the T&T Red Steel
will look to get their campaign
back on track, when they
oppose the St. Kitts/Nevis
Patriots at 12 noon at the Warn-
er Park in St. Kitts. The team
will hope that the constant trav-
el does not affect their play, as
they look to stop Marlon
Samuels team at their home
Fifa crisis: Webb
agreed extradition to US
WICB UNDER-17 TOURNAMENT
T&T U-17s rebound
with emphatic victory
T&T s talented top order finally came good,
as captain Kirstan Kallicharan struck an unbeat-
en 77 to lead the national Under-17 team to a
convincing seven-wicket win over Windward
Islands in round three of the West Indies Cricket
Board Regional U-17 tournament in Tobago,
After dismissing Windward Islands for 172 in
44.3 overs, T&T chased down the target in 38
overs getting to 176/3. Kallicharan faced 88 balls,
hitting nine fours and one six. The captain shared
in an unbroken 91-run fourth wicket partnership
with Saiba Batoosingh, who lashed one four is
his unbeaten 24 off 38 balls.
Earlier, after losing the wicket of Cephas Cooper
for a first ball duck in the first over, T&T got
two solid partnerships. Keagan Simmons and
Crystian Thurton put on 42 for the second wicket
taking the score from 4/1 to 46 before Simmons
fell for 26. The left-hander faced 34 deliveries
which included five fours. Thurton and Kallicharan
then added a further 39 runs for the third wicket,
before Thurton fell for 35. Thurton, who made
nine and four in the previous two matches,
cracked five fours in his 68-ball innings. Shane
Roberts (1/45), Allick Athanaze (1/18) and Lee
Louisy (1/27) snatched one wicket apiece for the
A solid all round bowling performance by T&T
earlier in the day, kept the Windwards under
200 runs for the first time in the tournament.
Quammie Mohammed (2/29), Nathaniel McDavid
(2/30), Kallicharan (2/37) and Justyn Gangoo
(2/24) all snared two wickets for the hosts. The
Windwards scored 231/4 and 237/8 batting first
in round one and round two respectively.
Windward Islands captain Emmanuel Stewart
top score with 36, while Roberts and Eugene
pitched in with 29 and 28 respectively. With the
win T&T moved from fourth to second position.
Jamaica defeated Leeward Islands by 35 runs to
maintain its lead at the top of the standings.
Round four will bowl off tomorrow at 9.30 am.
After Gayle beating, Red
Steel looks to recover today
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timely stops to keep them at bay
while coach Hart freshened up
things a bit in midfield by intro-
ducing Willis Plaza (62nd), Andre
Boucaud (75th) and Lester Peltier
(79th) for Guerra, Hyland and
Joevin Jones respectively.
The quartet of Hyland, Daneil
Cyrus, Radanfah Abu Bakr and
Andre Boucaud while
Guatemalan Ruiz was fortunate
not to receive marching orders
for an elbow offence and then a
stamp on Williams near the end.
Overall, the job was well
orchestrated and T&T deserved
its three points. It was only the
second time T&T came away
with a win in its opening match,
the first being a 3-1 win over
Honduras in 1998. T&T has now
scored 31 goals in all its Gold Cup
matches dating back to 1991
while its s only previous win over
Guatemala in the tournament
was a 4-2 win in 2000 when
goals by Russell Latapy, Dwight
Yorke, David Nakhid and Arnold
Dwarika sent T&T through to
the quarter-final stage.
"I thought in the first half we
controlled the game.
We pressed well and we recov-
ered the ball in good areas of the
We got the goals and we kept
possession of the ball well and
made Guatemala chased which
they were uncomfortable with,"
Hart said after the win.
Speaking after the win Hart
said his team achieved what it
set out to do and will now look
ahead to its second match against
Cuba on Sunday.
The T&T coach said, "We
came here looking to get a good
start and we did just that. It s a
good first win but we still have
two games to go in this group
and we must take care of business
first against Cuba on Sunday
before we could feel satisfied.
Overall though, we were able
to get the three points which was
our objective coming into this
match," he added. "Hopefully we
can play more consistently like
we played the first half.
Guatemala didn t handle the
press from us very well in the
first fifteen to twenty minutes.
They panicked a little bit.
But they (Guatemala) have
good quality, good footballers
with some experience upfront
and the second half showed that
they could be a completely dif-
ferent team," Hart concluded.
Despite the win, T&T is second
on the table behind Mexico which
trounced Cuba 6-0 on a hat-
trick by Oribe Peralta in the sec-
The Cubans went into the
match with only 16 players, miss-
ing six players due to visa issues
and one player who defected this
week while head coach Raul Gon-
zalez was also awaiting a US visa.
Yesterday, T&T had an early
morning session in Chicago
before heading off to Phoenix on
a Concacaf chartered flight yes-
terday as well ahead of tomor-
row s second fixture with Cuba.
one of seven Fifa
in Zurich in May,
has agreed to be
charges in the
United States, the
site has reported.
Webb is expected
in federal court in
New York within
according to a Bloomberg source.
Webb, based in the Cayman Islands, became
Concacaf president, a Fifa vice-president and
exco member in May 2012, after Jack Warner
resigned following a scandal over payments.
He was seen as a potential successor to Sepp
Blatter for the Fifa presidency but the US indict-
ment has accused him of brazen corruption, being
paid bribes that went into building a swimming
pool at his house. The bribes are alleged to have
been paid by the sports marketing company
Traffic USA, in return for being awarded TV and
marketing rights for the Caribbean countries
qualifying matches in the 2018 and 2022 World
Warriors now ready for second match against Cuba
Fifa official Jeffrey Webb,
based in the Cayman Islands,
is reported to be expected in
a federal court in New York
Red Steel vs Tallawahs
C Walton lbw Badree
C Lynn c Akmal b Benn
M Jayawardene c Akmal b Benn
N Deonarine c Kallis b Botha
J Blackwood c Delport b Cooper
A Russell not out
J Theron not out
Extras 1b, 4w
Total for 6 wkts (20)
Fall of wkts: 70, 91, 93, 102, 170, 173.
Bowling: J Kallis 1-0-6-0, J Botha 3-0-32-1, J Searles
3-0-32-0, D Bravo 4-0-47-1, S Badree 2-0-16-1, K
Cooper 4-0-27-1, S Benn 3-0-19-2
Red Steel inns
J Kallis c Russell b Theron
C Delport c Santokie b Deport
D Bravo c Walton b Santokie
K Akmal lbw Taylor
DJ Bravo c Gayle b Russell
M Deyal c Gayle b Vettori
J Botha c Russell b Santokie
J Searles c Theron b Taylor
K Cooper b Santokie
S Badree not out
S Benn not out
Total for 9 wkts(20ovs)
Fall of wkts: 10, 17, 27, 28, 75, 76, 84, 93, 108.
Bowling: K Santokie 4-0-27-3, D Vettori 4-0-22-2, J
Taylor 3-0-21-2, A Russell 4-0-19-1, J Theron 4-0-26-
1, C Gayle 1-0-15-0.
Result: Tallawahs won by 50 runs.
Man of the match: Chris Gayle.
THE HITMAN: Chris Gayle scored of
105 runs, came off 57 balls with six
fours and nine sixes.
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