With occasional help from other batsmen, Gayle single-handedly propelled West Indies to a big win against England. He made the target of 183 look easy to chase with his quick sixes and fours. Samuels (37) and Ramdin (12) proved to be other important contributors.

West Indies achieved the target in 18.1 overs with six wickets in hand.

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Brief scores:

West Indies: 183/4 (18.1/20 ov)
Fall of wicket 113/4 (12.2 ov); Partnership: 10 runs, 1.1 overs, RR: 8.57 (Gayle 8, Bravo 2)

England:
182/6 (20/20 ov)
Fall of wickets 1-37 (Roy, 4.3 ov), 2-92 (Hales, 11.1 ov), 3-114 (Root, 14.2 ov), 4-152 (Buttler, 17.5 ov), 5-175 (Stokes, 19.4 ov), 6-182 (Ali, 19.6 ov)

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