Calcutta/Lauderhill: Chris Gayle slammed an unbeaten 85 and Kieron Pollard lashed 63 not out off 29 balls to set up a 56-run victory for the West Indies over New Zealand in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Florida.
Gayle smashed seven fours and five sixes off 52 balls to anchor a record-breaking West Indian total of 209/2 off 20 overs on Saturday.
The equally powerful Pollard lofted five fours and five sixes as the pair shared a partnership of 108 off 47 balls.
“When I went in, it just a matter of supporting Chris as we looked to build a partnership. It was a very good pitch for batting and when I hit my first ball I realised things could go our way. ” Pollard said.