Guyana Amazon Warriors bowler Odean Smith broke Chris Gayle’s bat into two pieces on the second ball of the third over. Gayle, who plays for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, scored 42 runs from 27 balls with five boundaries and three sixes to lead the Patriots to a seven-wicket victory.
The Caribbean Premier League is all set to stage its final on Wednesday, September 15. The St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the second semi-final match on September 14. The Patriots with crucial contributions from Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis clinched a seven-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors.
However, during the qualifier, there was a hilarious incident when Gayle was at the crease. Having scored just one run off eight balls, it was clear that a Gaylestorm would be hitting the match pretty soon. After getting his first boundary of the match by whacking a full toss through the covers, Gayle was finally ready to unleash. However, on the very next ball, Gayle again tried to find the same spot on the field but this time his bat could not handle the brute force. The bat came apart cleanly at the handle as Gayle just stood and watched on.
Gayle’s bat 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/uitvHvhxZH— msc media (@mscmedia2) September 15, 2021
Chris Gayle ended up scoring 42 runs off 27 balls with five boundaries and three sixes and stitched up a 76-run partnership with Evin Lewis.