first_imgWest Indies skipper Jason Holder was all praise for Chris Gayle, whose titanic century was not enough to take the team home against England in the fourth one day international in Grenada on Wednesday.Chris Gayle continued with his sensational form as he smashed his second hundred in three innings. Gayle blasted 162 off just 97 balls aat the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada. But his blazing knock was not enough as West Indies were bowled out for 389 in 48 overs, falling short of the target by 29 runs.Gayle, who will retire from ODIs after the World Cup in England and Wales, hit 14 sixes to take his tally of sixes to 305 in ODIs and 506 in international cricket.West Indies captain Jason Holder said his team’s batting attitude had been “not to die wondering”.”We knew what run rate we had to keep up with and it was just a matter for us to just keep going and be fearless,” he said, paying tribute to 39-year-old Gayle.Gayle also completed 10,000 runs in ODIs and became only the second West Indian after Brian Lara (10,405 runs) to achieve the milestone.Gayle (10,074 runs) became the 14th cricketer to achieve the feat after Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430), Mahela Jayawardene (12,650), Inzamam-ul-Haq (11,739), Jacques Kallis (11,579), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), Virat Kohli (10,533), MS Dhoni (10,415), Lara (10,405) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (10,290).”To get 10,000 runs in any format of cricket is a great achievement. It’s unfortunate he has announced his retirement [because] he seems to be getting better with age,” Holder added.advertisementEngland’s middle-order batsman Jos Buttler hit a career-best 150 while skipper Eoin Morgan smashed 103 to power their team to 418 for 6. Buttler sensational knock was laced with 12 sixes, making him the first batsman from England to hit 12 sixes in an ODI innings.Buttler, was named man-of-the-match, was completely in awe of Gayle.”It just goes to show, no matter who’s favourites, on any given day there will be unbelievable games of cricket, and if Chris Gayle is in the opposition, you can lose those games,” Buttler told Sky Sports.”I’ve probably never seen anyone hit sixes as easy as he can. He’s a legend of the game.”The fifth and final match of the series will be played on Saturday in St Lucia, before the two teams face-off in a three-match Twenty20 International series.Also Watch:last_img