The CPL 2016 Match 12 between Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs at the Kensington Oval was called off due to rain on Monday. As a result, both teams got one point each.
Because of the bad weather conditions, the umpires had to reduce the match to 12 overs-a-side.
Barbados Tridents captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and asked the Tallawahs to bat first. Nobody could guess how the wicket would react after the covers were taken off. The outfield was going to be a little slow because of the rains earlier in the day.
But, someone like Chris Gayle, probably does not even care about the outfield as he likes to send the ball out of the field.
After rain, a Gayle Storm was forecast. As and when the games are shortened, the destructive left-handed opener tends to become even more dangerous. And it happened against the Tridents as well.
Gayle cruised to 47 from just 20 balls (2x4, 5x6) and the Tallawahs, in no time, crossed the 100-run mark. Kumar Sangakkara (25, 14b, 3x4, 1x6) was also playing some gorgeous cuts and drives, providing solid support to Gayle, who continued with the rampage from the other end of the wicket.
Tallawahs had two more overs to bat and they could have score a lot more runs, but the rain Gods decided to play spoilsport. Tallawahs had to leave the field after scoring 116 runs for the loss of two wickets in just 10 overs.
Wayne Parnell (2-0-14-0) had the best economy rate among all the Tridents bowlers. Ravi Rampaul and Shoaib Malik picked up a wicket each.
Tallawahs wanted to maintain pressure on the Warriors, but because of the rain they could not do so. Gayle and co. are still three points adrift of the Warriors in the CPL 2016 points table.