MUMBAI, 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.” Preparation
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Arrowquip is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Arrowquip Family: Apple Farm Service Inc. of Covington. Apple Farm Service has earned their reputation within the agricultural and construction industries as a provider of top-quality equipment and customer service. They are now expanding their service into a new avenue by providing ranchers with innovative cattle handling solutions designed to benefit the rancher and the ranch.“Their knowledge of high-quality agricultural and construction equipment is extensive, and we are confident that our cattle equipment is an excellent fit Apple Farm Service’s manufacturer lineup,” said Andrew Firth, Arrowquip president. “We are thrilled to have Apple Farm Service join our valued Dealer Network.”Apple Farm Service Inc. was founded by Henry Apple in 1956, originally under the name of “Apple Chopper Service.” From humble beginnings as a small shop on Henry’s farm in Ohio, the business has grown to include locations in Covington, Botkins, Mechanicsburg, and West College Corner, Ind. They are experts in farm and agricultural equipment, and carry equipment and parts from over 100 top quality manufacturers. Apple Farm Service remains a family owned company, with Henry’s son Bill and family expanding upon his vision to provide quality and innovation to the farm community in Ohio and beyond.Arrowquip was founded in 1988 by the Firth family in Australia. In the last 30 years, Arrowquip has become a world-renowned manufacturer of cattle handling solutions known for their innovative designs, technological advancements, investment in animal science, and forward-thinking equipment. They have become the most sought-after cattle equipment manufacturer in the market today.Arrowquip’s New 600 Series Equipment, the Q-Catch 86 Series, Q-Power 106 Series, and Portable Q-Catch 86 Series have redefined the cattle handling industry with never before seen advancements in cattle handling. Arrowquip’s R&D Team looked at every contact point of the chute that might make enough noise to spook the animal and spent over 2,000 hours engineering a solution for each one. The result is a lineup of chutes like no other that are quick, quiet, and built with the quality that only Arrowquip can provide. By adhering to animal science standards and refusing to settle for “good enough” with their equipment, Arrowquip has designed a lineup of chutes that offer unparalleled access and absolute silence to the rancher operation. The 600 Series is the most innovative line of cattle chutes ever produced, and ranchers around the world are seeking out their safe, easy to use, efficient cattle handling solutions.
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