Gayle was applauded onto the field by teammates when he went out to open the batting against Australia on Saturday and he had saluted the ground after his dismissal, proceeding to throw gloves into the crowd.
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Gayle powered his way to 67 off 38 balls as West Indies easily made 142/4 off 14.5 overs in reply to Australia's 141/6 off 20 overs.
Chahal, who has been out of form for quite some time, has already been pushed down to the lowest grade of BCCI's central contract after a poor last season.
, Punjab were in a spot of bother at one stage but Rahul's perseverance, power-hitting of Chris Gayle (46) and energy of Brar (25) ensured they had a competitive 179 for five on board
Punjab made a winning start but then slumped to three straight losses before producing a clinical show to beat defending champions Mumbai by nine wickets on Friday.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle played unbeaten knocks of 60 and 43 as Punjab Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by nine wickets with 14 balls to spare here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday evening.
Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair earns his first West Indies selection and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein gets his first T20I call-up as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel named the West Indies squads for the CG Insurance
Gayle was set to join the former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, local icon Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep, and England right-arm fast bowler Liam Plunkett among others in the team.
A frustrated Gayle threw his bat, inviting sanction from the IPL committee. However, both Archer and Gayle showed spirit of the game when Archer appreciated Gayle’s knock. During knock, he also became the first cricketer to smash 1000 runs in T20s.
Ben Stokes smashed a quickfire half-century inside the powerplay to set up the chase. With this loss, three teams - RR, KKR and KXIP - are on 12 points making it an interesting race for the playoffs.
Stokes hit a 26-ball 50 and also claimed two wickets to emerge as the star performer for his team
Chasing 150 on Monday night, Gayle, who was overlooked and was also ill in the first phase of the IPL, showed why he is called the 'Universe Boss' during his innings of 51 off 29 balls
The Punjab team jump to fourth spot after their fifth successive win
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