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Gayle happy with personal and inexperienced team's performance despite loss

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Perth, Dec 21(ANI): West Indies skipper Chris Gayle, who proved his credentials in the series against Australia as a leader and as a Test player, said that he was satisfied with his personal as well as the individual performances of his inexperienced players.

Gayle scored two centuries during the Frank Worrell Trophy, 165 not out in Adelaide and 102 from 72 balls in Perth.

"I'm happy to get two centuries as a personal milestone, I always wanted a hundred against Australia and I achieved that here, so I'm happy with that. When you look back at the entire series you have Adrian Barath as well who got a century on his debut, so quite a few young players did pretty well in this series," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Gayle, as saying.

"Kemar Roach was brilliant, even Ravi Rampaul and Gavin Tonge making their debuts in this series as well, and then Narsingh Deonarine came in for this Test match, first on tour and then actually stepping up to the plate," he added.

Meanwhile, Australian captain Ricky Ponting also praised Gayle's temperament, saying that he had led with his performances.

"I think the important thing for him on this tour is he's actually stood up as a player and played as a captain needs to play," Ponting said.

"I think the second innings in Adelaide showed the way you need to play as a leader, you need to lead from the front, not only with tactical stuff, but you've got to stand up as a player as well," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, December 21, 2009, 14:38 [IST]
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