Gayle credits Benn for inspiration in World T20 victory over England

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC): Chris Gayle says it was a remark from close teammate, Sulieman Benn, before the start of the West Indies innings, that inspired his scintillating hundred against England on Wednesday. “I was focused and I was a little bit pumped as well. Just before I went out to bat, Sulieman Benn said to me ‘Chris you’ve got to entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Sometimes when someone says such things like that, it kind of actually gives you a bit of buzz as well so Sulieman gave me that spark. I said ‘I’m going to entertain my teammate’. He’s my drinking partner as well so we’re going to have few beers … it’s good to get off on a winning note.” The left-handed Gayle was superb, smashing five fours and 11 massive sixes as he stormed to exactly 100 not out, in the Windies opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup. He needed just 47 balls to reach his landmark, to record the third fastest hundred in T20 Internationals. He put on 55 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels, who hit a cameo 37, added a further 46 for the third wicket with Denesh Ramdin (12), before combining in a match-winning unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 off 35 balls with Andre Russell, who finished with a run-a-ball 16 not out. “The preparation has been really, really good. There (were) a lot of throw downs with (coach) Stuart Williams and it has helped a lot,” the 36-year-old said. “It’s all about practicing your skills and then you can exploit them out there in the middle. It worked for me today, it’s a good wicket to bat on and we were chasing a decent total on that sort of wicket, but the dew played a part as well so it was good to get set and take it from there.” On 15 from 12 balls when Samuels fell, Gayle then opened up, racing to his half-century off another 15 balls and then using another 20 deliveries to get to three figures. Gayle said Samuels’s cameo had paved the way for him to play freely. “After facing (my first) over, it actually took a while to get back on strike, but I didn’t lose my composure,” Gayle recalled. “He (Samuels) was getting the boundaries as well so that was actually pretty good because then that kind of eased the pressure a bit and actually gave me a chance to pace my innings and then work out which bowler I was going to take down … and keep ahead of the run rate or keep within the run rate. “It was a fantastic innings and I am really happy to finish the game and not leave it for anyone.” Preparationlast_img read more

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Kelly’s American Roadside Diner nominated for ‘Restaurant of Year’

first_imgKelly’s American Roadside Diner at Mountaintop, Letterkenny has once again this year been nominated and successfully shortlisted to the grand final of the Families First “Restaurant of the Year” award 2017.For those who are unaware of “Families First” it is a fun-filled, friendly Northern Ireland company owning a very popular, easy to use website and with the addition of their renowned Facebook account and monthly magazine covers everything from pregnancy, babies, schooling, health, fashion, beauty, behaviours, activities to do and everything in between relating to families.Winning the prestigious title last year gave Kelly’s American Diner tremendous media coverage and press publicity. To own the title of “Best Family Restaurant” in 2016 was an outstanding accolade and acknowledgement of their continuous strive for excellence in both food and service.Speaking to Restaurant manager Leah McNulty, she informed us “Winning the award last year was an honor for all the Kelly’s team and to receive the title of “Best Family Restaurant 2016” was not only recognition for the hard work and effort the team is putting into the business day in and day out but also the coverage it led to with consumers coming from all over the country to check us out! This award is one we would love to retain in 2017.“With nominations and mystery shopping audits complete, the last stage of the judging process is now down to the public votes and this is where we would ask everyone to please log on to the Families First website on the below link and give us your vote.”https://www.familiesfirstawards.com/ Voting is only open until Monday 25th of September and don’t forget to check out Kelly’s American Diner’s Facebook page for their latest competition.https://www.facebook.com/mountaintoprestaurant/Kelly’s American Roadside Diner nominated for ‘Restaurant of Year’ was last modified: September 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFamilies FirstKelly’s Dinerletterkennylast_img read more

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