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Gayle pleased with Patriots progress headed back to St Kitts

By August 25, 2018
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain Chris Gayle. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain Chris Gayle.

Chris Gayle, despite some lean times with the bat in the last few games, is pleased that his St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have been finding ways to win away from home. 

“It’s very pleasing to be honest with you,” he said.

“To get back-to-back wins and then move on to St Kitts kinda eases the pressure a bit,” he said.

Despite that, Gayle, who was speaking after his side beat the Barbados Tridents by six wickets on Saturday, said the Patriots needed to keep their foot on the throttle.

“We are at the top of the table but at the same time it is wide open,” said Gayle.

“We know we can’t be complacent when we actually go home,” he said.

The Patriots run chase was one of two halves, with the small total posing problems as Mohammad Irfan bowled a record 4 overs, two wickets for one run. In the middle of that performance was Brandon King, whose 60 from 49 deliveries, changed the game in favour of the eventual winners. But King had to endure long patches when he could not get bat on ball and Gayle congratulated him for his perseverance.

“King and Thomas, they actually stuck it out and got a partnership going,” said Gayle.

“When Steve Smith came in they got some momentum and that changed the game for us, which I found very pleasing,” said Gayle.

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