West Indies v SA, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final November 2, 2006

Gayle's run-fest, and unlucky tosses

West Indies' emphatic win against South Africa has put them in the Champions Trophy final for the second time in a row. Cricinfo looks at some of the interesting numbers from the match at Jaipur



Chris Gayle: in awesome form in the Champions trophy © Getty Images

133.33 - Chris Gayle's strike rate against Shaun Pollock (24 runs in 18 balls)

58 - The number of runs Gayle scored in the V between mid-on and mid-off

36 - The number of boundaries (fours and sixes) West Indies struck in chasing down 259. South Africa only managed 23

5 - The number of times West Indies had beaten South Africa in their last 25 ODIs, before the Jaipur match

52.63 - Gayle's average in ODIs won by West Indies. In matches they've lost he averages only 32.78

87.40 & 90.47 - Gayle's average and strike rate in this Champions Trophy

1000 - The number of fours for Brian Lara in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya and Adam Gilchrist have hit more

14 - The number of times, in 20 matches, that the captain winning the toss has lost the match in this Champions Trophy

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo