This World Cup is Gonna Be Ours: Gayle

Colombo, Oct 6 (PTI): Opener Chris Gayle, who hammered an unbeaten 75 to help West Indies reach the finals, today sounded the battle cry against Sri Lanka, saying his team will definitely win the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Riding on Gayle's blistering 41-ball 75, West Indies today mauled Australia by 74 runs in the second semifinals to set up a summit clash with Sri Lanka on Sunday and the flamboyant opener declared they will definitely come on top.

"World Cup is definitely ours, sorry Sri Lanka, but I think it is our World Cup. The support will be more for West Indies on Sunday. We love Sri Lanka, but sorry, it is going to be West Indies all the way. The final will be a good final but We will on top, definitely," Gayle said after the match.

"We needed this victory badly and I am overall happy with the performance. Australia have been playing well so far, and to turn the table on them today was very pleasant," he added.
Gayle said the key for him was to hang around till the end of the innings.

"Initially I didn't get many strikes. The key for me was to be there till the 20th over. Support from Marlon (Samuels) and (Dwayne) Bravo was good and finally (Kieron) Pollard gave us a winning total. I didn't get strike but I didn't panic, the key was to take it as it comes and be there till the end," he said.

Gayle said his aim was to target the spinners.

"(Shane) Watson has been a genuine wicket-taker and (Mitchell) Starc has been bowling well up front. so we needed to target Hussey and spinner. We actually had a bit of power there and it paid off for us. I am happy with the team performance," he said.

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy also praised his team for an overall performance today.


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  • Reshmi S., Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 08 2012

    Rakesh always you are wrong this time also..You predicted Srilankan win but yesterday West Indies won the T20 world cup. This proves that you are wrong all the time.

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  • Subhash Pai, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 06 2012

    Srilankans are worst enemies of India than any one, we helped them in finishing LTTE, they bought China Military. They always played cricket making sure India is out of the tournament best eg loosing against Bangladesh. See the supporters this WC all SL supporters against India. IPL franchise why we need them. Tomorrow may West Indies win against this traitors.

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  • Ifthikar Ullal, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Oct 06 2012


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  • Arif bava, Kaup/abudhabi

    Sat, Oct 06 2012

    All creadit go to bcc for given opportunity to play more game in IPLCRICKET so that all windies ipl player done good job through out the tournament. Good luck west indies.

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    Sat, Oct 06 2012

    If WestIndies play like Yesterday,Surely They will win the match.No Doubt.But we want a entertaining Cricket.

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  • Shakir Hussain, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 06 2012

    Mr.Gayle T20 WC definately yours!!! You will win. Hope you will play as you played against Australia.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 06 2012


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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 06 2012

    Best of Luck "Team West Indies" go and win the Cup... You have really played hard...

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