Gayle's ton leads Windies to victory over Lanka in tri-nation opener

Sydney, June 29 (ANI): West Indies enjoyed a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka with the help of the hard-hitting century made by opening batsman Chris Gayle, in the opening one-day cricket international in the tri-nation cup at Sabina Park on Friday.

Gayle slammed 109 off 100 balls, with nine fours and seven sixes, in posting his 21st one-day century as the hosts successfully chased down Sri Lanka's modest total of 208 all out off 48.3 overs, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to the report, Gayle and Johnson Charles laid the platform for victory with an opening stand of 115 in 20.2 overs, adding that Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews top-scored for his side with 55 off 77 balls.

West Indies finished on 4-209 off 37.5 overs, ensuring they earned a bonus point in the tri-nation event that also includes India, the report added. (ANI)


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