Warriors hold on to record rain effected victory
The Retravision Warriors held on to record their first victory in this years KFC t20 Big Bash tournament thanks to a 17 run win over the Speedblitz Blues.
With an IPL snub fresh in his mind big hitting West Indian Chris Gayle launched an unbelievable blitz as he took his anger out on the Blues at Stadium Australia in Sydney.
Although Gayle’s blitz only lasted 30 deliveries he smashed 61 runs to remind every IPL franchise owner what they might have missed out on as he smashed 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Gayle’s aggression reached blitzkrieg proportions in the 7th over when he smashed a hapless Scott Coyte for 32 runs during an astonishing rampage inside Stadium Australia.
The West Indian smashed 4 sixes and 2 fours as he brought up his half century in just 23 balls much to the delight of the home crowd before his innings was brought to an end by Stuart Clark in two overs later.
Despite the lose of Gayle; Shaun Marsh (85) and Adam Voges (28) continued to attack Blues as the Warriors reached an imposing total of 205-5.
Faced with such a big total the Blue struggled to a total of 104-4 before heavy rain brought the players off in the 12th over. Despite ending up on the losing side David Warner smashed in impressive half century before he was run out in the 11th over.