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ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights: Chris Gayle helps West Indies end CWC with a win

Updated : 2019-07-05 07:13:53

Chris Gayle waved to all sides of Headingley as he walked off the field for the last time at a Cricket World Cup. Upon reaching the boundary edge, he was met by Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib who bowed before the West Indies great. It wasn't the perfect farewell for the man otherwise known as the "Universe Boss" — Gayle's last World Cup innings was a scratchy 18-ball 7 — but he still made a telling contribution in his own inimitable style. The Afghans were dismissed for 288 on the last ball of the match, their highest total at a World Cup but still not enough to avoid a 23-run loss and returning home with a sweep of nine defeats. Next-to-last West Indies ended the World Cup with two victories — from their first and last games — and moved level on five points with South Africa, which still has a match to play against Australia. It was a disappointing tournament for the Windies but at least Gayle had his successful World Cup farewell.

West Indies' Chris Gayle holds the ball as he leaves the ground after their win over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup match at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle holds the ball as he leaves the ground after their win over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup match at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, third right, leads the team as they leave the ground after their win over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup match at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, third right, leads the team as they leave the ground after their win over Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup match at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Ikram Ali leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Ikram Ali leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, left, celebrates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Ikram Ali, right, during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, left, celebrates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Ikram Ali, right, during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Ikram Ali leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Ikram Ali leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, right, celebrates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Ikram Ali, left, during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle, right, celebrates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Ikram Ali, left, during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran bats during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran bats during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, left, gestures to West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, left, gestures to West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan reacts during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan reacts during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the field after being dismissed by Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the field after being dismissed by Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran during the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and West Indies at Headingley in Leeds, England, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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