By CricketCountry Staff
Pallekele: Sep 27, 2012
Gayle gave a blistering start to the West Indies innings as Darren Sammy earlier opted to bat first.
Gayle scored 58 runs before being dismissed by spinner Graeme Swann in the 11th over. Marlon Samuels followed immediately without troubling the scorers.
Charles however continued to blast the English bowlers as he scored a calculated fifty in the 13th over. He was dismissed by Jade Dernbach in the 18th over for 84 runs.
Earlier West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first.
Brief Scores: West Indies 179 for 5 in 20 overs (Johnson Charles 84, Chris Gayle 58; Stuart Broad 2 for 26) vs England