ICC World T20 2012: Charles, Gayle fifties power West Indies to 179

Opener Johnson Charles scored 84 runs off 56 balls Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Pallekele: Sep 27, 2012

West Indies openers Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle scored fifties as West Indies scored 179 runs against England in the Super Eights of World T20.

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

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