Chris Gayle approaching 300

Chris Gayle

Gayle must be thanking his lucky stars, praying to W.G.Grace or whatever cricket-God is in fashion – what better way to get back into nick than hitting 300? And – on this dead pitch. He’s not quite there yet, but give it 20 minutes and he ought to be (famous last words). The pitch is flatter than an ironing board, but 300 is still a great achievement for any batsman – and I’m particularly pleased, as he’s a fine player who deserves success.

Fingers crossed for him.