Gayle's bizarre rant after smashing Australia

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Australia has slumped to a third consecutive T20 decision to the West Indies, with the location broadside winning by six wickets successful St Lucia.

In reply to Australia's humble full of 6-141, West Indies reached the people successful conscionable 14.5 overs, Chris Gayle starring the mode with 67 from conscionable 38 balls.

It's the archetypal clip since 2016 the 41-year-old Gayle has passed 50 successful a T20 International, and his effect was a bizarre third-person rant aft the match.

"My main absorption is the World Cup," helium said.

"Don't caput the numbers, Chris Gayle not getting the runs, soon to beryllium 42, you guys should beryllium blessed to spot Chris Gayle connected the tract still.

"Hopefully Chris volition past arsenic agelong arsenic possible. Cherish those moments. Commentators, don't enactment nary stats astir Chris Gayle not scoring a fractional century.

"Just respect the 'Universe Boss' playing immoderate cricket and having immoderate fun. Enjoy the infinitesimal with Chris Gayle with a beardown West Indies team."

Gayle was brutal connected Josh Hazlewood successful particular, with the Australian conceding 18 runs from the last 4 balls of his archetypal over, the 2nd of the innings.

Chris Gayle aft his antheral of the lucifer show successful crippled 3 of the T20 bid against Australia. (Fox Cricket)

All up, Gayle deed 4 fours and 7 sixes, successful stark opposition to the Australian team, which managed to wide the bound conscionable doubly successful 20 overs.

The left-hander besides passed 14,000 T20 runs during his innings, becoming the archetypal subordinate successful past to scope that milestone. Gayle is much than 3,000 runs wide of his nearest challenger, Kieron Pollard.

Only Mitchell Starc was capable to exert immoderate power with the ball, his 4 overs costing conscionable 15 runs. Elsewhere, Hazlewood, Riley Merideth and Adam Zampa each conceded much than 10 runs per over.

Earlier, Australia squandered a decent commencement from openers Aaron Finch and Matthew Wade, losing 4-39 successful the mediate overs to permission West Indies with the precocious hand.

Wade acceptable the code for the innings by dispatching the archetypal shot to the screen boundary, with the left-hander adding 41 with Finch successful 5 overs, earlier helium was dismissed for 23.

Wade was soon followed backmost to the pavilion by Mitchell Marsh (9 disconnected 12), Alex Carey (13 disconnected 9) and Finch (30 disconnected 31) arsenic Australia tried, and erstwhile again failed, to accelerate done the mediate of the innings.

Finch fell to a spectacular outfield drawback with Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen combining for the dismissal. Attempting to slog-sweep limb spinner Hayden Walsh from extracurricular disconnected stump, Finch succeeded lone successful skying the shot towards wide long-on, wherever Bravo (from long-on) and Allen (from mid-wicket) converged.

Bravo juggled the ball, which past bounced disconnected his near wrist into the hands of Allen, sending the Australian skipper connected his way.

That near Moises Henriques and Ashton Turner to usher Australia to immoderate benignant of competitory total, with Henriques fortunate to past a missed stumping erstwhile helium was connected 28. Henriques was stranded down the transportation arsenic West Indian skipper Nicholas Pooran missed the straightforward stumping.

Henriques finished arsenic apical scorer with 33 disconnected 29 balls, but the full of 141 proved to beryllium woefully inadequate.

"We would person liked much runs, nary doubt," Finch said.

"That comes down to the apical bid not going through. If 1 of your apical 4 is determination towards the backmost extremity you enactment unit connected the absorption bowlers.

"We person to beryllium better, nary doubt, we can't fell down that, we've been beneath our best."

Australia present trails 3-0 successful the 5 lucifer series.

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