After a sensational knock of 122* in the previous match against on 29th July, Chris Gayle provided entertainment to the crowd smashing 32 runs off Shahdab Khan bowling during their match against Edmonton Royals at CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario on Friday.
Vancouver Knights captain Chris Gayle won the toss and decided to bowl first. It was a disastrous start for Edmonton Royals as they were reduced to 52 for 5 in the 10th over. Ben Cutting 72 off 41 balls and Mohammad Nawaz 40 off 27 balls help, Mohammed Hafeez led side score 165 for 9.
In reply, Vancouver Knights lost an early wicket of Viese cheaply. Chris Gayle looked in great touch smashing the Edmonton Royals bowlers. In the 13th over, the explosive left-handed batsman took on Shahdab Khan for 4 sixes and 3 fours.
It was an amazing display by Gayle who just ripped Pakistan leg spinner off with big hits. Gayle was simply sensational with his stroke play. He was finally dismissed for 94 off 44 balls with 6 fours and 9 sixes at a strike rate of 213.63.
Vancouver Knights chased down the target of 166 runs in 16.3 overs. Chris Gayle was named the man of the match for his sensational batting. With this win, Knights are 2nd in the points with 5 points from 4 games. The explosive left-handed batsman has been in great touch from past 2 matches and entertained the crowd with powerful hitting. Every Edmonton Royals bowler were treated in the same way.
Pakistan retired cricketer Shoaib Malik remained not out on 34 off 17 balls and DR Sams scored quickfire 16 off 12 balls. Ben Cutting was the pick of bowlers for Edmonton Royals with 3 for 27 in 4 overs.