Jamaica beat CCC by seven wickets in CT20
Gayle blasts 85 of Jamaica’s 151 for 3
GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Chris Gayle right away announced his presence as he blasted an entertaining 85 as Jamaica defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges by seven wickets in the penultimate preliminary round game of the Caribbean Twenty20 at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium yesterday.
Nkrumah Bonner chipped in with 28 not out and Dave Bernard made 24 as Jamaica won easy reaching 151 for 3 as they chased 150 for 5 made by CCC.
Gayle’s entry to this edition brings a great victory to Jamaica and boosts the morale of the team. He took the Man of the match for his impressive display which included 9 sixes and 4 fours. Kevin McClean was the pick of the CCC bowlers with 2-23.
Earlier, Kyle Corbin 47, Raymon Reifer 37 and Chadwick Walton 23 led the students to a competitive total. Nikita Miller led the bowling with 2-26 for Jamaica. The win assures Jamaica a spot in the semifinals, joining Trinidad and Tobago who have already advanced.
Scores: CCC 150 for five off 20 overs (Kyle Corbin 47, Raymon Reifer 37, Chadwick Walton 23; Nikita Miller 2-26)
JAMAICA 151 for three off 16.4 overs (Chris Gayle 85, Nkrumah Bonner 28 not out, Dave Bernard 24; Kevin McClean 2-23).