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Day 3: Gayle gets crucial 50 for the West Indies

Day 3: Gayle gets crucial 50 for the West Indies

Chris Gayle steadied the West Indies innings as they looked to break down the massive New Zealand first innings total of 508/7 in the first Test match at Sabina Park.

Playing in front of his home crowd in Jamaica, the opener scored 64 runs off 125 balls to try and help reduce the huge deficit. The veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul gave Gayle able company with an unbeaten knock of 84 while the triple centurion kept playing his shots against the spinners. The only bowler he did not take on was Tim Southee whom he played out for 29 dots off 30 balls.

In his 100th Test, Gayle would have liked to go on to get a big score but lost his wicket abruptly, edging a ball from Southee outside the off stump to wicketkeeper BJ Watling. Gayle will get another chance to bat again in the second innings as New Zealand look to set a target that could prove to be impossible for the West Indies to chase down. Here's hoping for a Gayle Storm!

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