Once a butcher, always a butcher. Never underestimate them. These are the moments that can lift the spirits of a ragged outfit like the Windies. Will the loss to Ireland hurt? Not now, not today. Today was all about Gayle. How cruel of us to give Marlon Samuel's innings the 'oh-that-too-happened' look. Hope the West Indies ride thorugh the rest of the tournament inspired by the Gayle-Samuels show.
Until the 40th over Gayle played like as if he were in rehabilitation and then all hell broke loose. As if Payangara's 9 ball 40th over wasn't embarassing enough, Elton Chigumbura tested everyone's patience by bowling a 11 ball 42nd over! Gayle effect perhaps. Samuels had enough of playing second fiddle to Gayle and cut loose in the 49th over adding salt to the Zimbabwe wounds. The Zimbabweans were in no mood to give up & put up a spirited chase scoring 289 in 44.3. For a moment Ervine & Williams looked dangerous but once they were gone it was a matter of time. Another great day of cricket. Fantastic World Cup so far. Lets hope it stays this way.