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World Cup qualifiers: Gayle leads Windies past UAE, Afghanistan collapse

HARARE: Chris Gayle hammered his 23rd one-day international hundred to lead the West Indies to victory in their opening World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, while Afghanistan collapsed to defeat by Zimbabwe. Windies opening batsman Gayle struck 11 sixes in a blistering 91-ball 123 in Harare as the two-time World Cup winners racked up 357-4 in their Group A clash, with the UAE falling 60 runs short. Afghanistan's hopes of taking one of the last two places for next year's tournament in England…

Gayle thanks fans for return to form

The unusually cool temperatures and a bit of rustiness was keeping him from firing at his best till the other day, joked Chris Gayle after a typically belligerent 17-ball 44 helped his Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday. Gayle‚Äôs knock, laced with two fours and five sixes, took Karachi past the 124-run target in the rain-cropped match and into the second qualifier in Sharjah on Wednesday, where they will meet Islamabad again. Asked why he was well below his best before…

Gayle under fire again for BBL no-run

SYDNEY: West Indies star Chris Gayle was under fire again Tuesday for his actions in Australia's Big Bash League, days after a storm over his sexist comments to a female television presenter.