'You cannot do that!': Chris Gayle stuns with insane catch

Chris Gayle has taken one of the catches of the year as he led the Vancouver Knights to the inaugural Global T20 Canada title with a seven-wicket win over West Indies B.

West Indies B struggled with the bat, being reduced to 145 all out in 17.4 overs, after losing the toss in the last game of the six-team competition.

Allrounder Fabian Allen provided the only serious resistance with a 23-ball 41, including three fours and three sixes.

Jamaica-born Sheldon Cottrell took 4-29 for Vancouver and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed 3-24 – including the wicket of Kavem Hodge, with thanks to Gayle’s two-handed, one-handed brilliance.

What a catch! Pic: GT20

The 38-year-old first touched the ball with his left hand but it bobbled back up, and he stuck his right mitt out to secure a stunning wicket.

“Oh, dropped him! Oh, he’s got it! Oh, ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous, Chris Gayle. You cannot do that!” the commentator screamed.




Saad Bin Zafar went on to hit an unbeaten 79 as Vancouver reached 148-3 with 15 balls to spare.

Zafar plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in his match-winning 48-ball innings. Zafer and Rassie van der Dussen joined with Vancouver in trouble at 22-3, and with Gayle already back in the pavilion for just 2 runs.

Zafar and van der Dussen advanced Vancouver to 100-3 in 13.1 overs with the run-rate down to one-a-ball, and shared an overall fourth-wicket stand of 126.

Van der Dussen hit the winning boundary to finish 44 not out off 41 balls.

Zafar hit 14 runs – a six and two fours – off the last three balls of the 11th over by Sherfane Rutherford – and a further two boundaries against Derval Green (2-20) in the next over as the run chase began to look comfortable.

with Associated Press