CPL 2013: Chris Gayle, Tino Best and Sheldon Cotterrell provide most electrifying moments

Chris Gayle led the Jamaica Tallawahs to victory in the first edition of the CPL © Getty Images

Kingston (Jamaica): Sep 5, 2013

Fast bowlers Sheldon Cotterrell and Tino Best and opener Chris Gayle have been singled out for producing some of the most electrifying moments in the recent Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2013.

Playing for the Antigua Hawksbills, Cotterrell, who customarily bowls at over 140 km per hour bowled the fastest ball of the tournament with a 150.1 km per hour thunderbolt, reports CMC.

Best, playing for the St Lucia Zouks, bowled seven of the ten fastest balls in the tournament with a highest speed of 149.6 km per hour.

Jamaica Tallawahs captain, Gayle, scored the fastest 50 of the tournament off just 23 balls against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel — and blasted the longest six which sailed 114 metres into the stands.

“Cricket in the Caribbean is all about big powerful displays. It’s always a pleasure to bring the fans to their feet with some serious hitting,” said Gayle.

“And to be able to do that with millions of people watching in the stands and on TV is just a great experience. I had a blast and can’t wait for next year”.

A total of 238 sixes and 415 fours were hit in the tournament — an average of 10 and 17 respectively per match.

The tournament was won by the Jamaica Tallawahs who beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by seven wickets.