In a do-or-die match of super eight round, West Indies defeated
Gayle along with opener Chanderpaul put on 80 runs on the board for the opening partnership and that was the solid platform which was capitalized by the next batsmen. Chanderpul scored 23 runs.
Among the Indian bowlers, only Nehra and Harbhajan Singh could show some resistance against mighty Gayle. Nehra picked up 3 wickets for 35, while Harbhajan was wicketless, but conceded only 16 runs off his 4 overs.
However, Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni lit up the Indian hope in the middle of the innings, but that was enough as they failed to carry on their innings. Raina became the only dismissal of Gayle before scoring 32 runs off 25 balls. Dhoni scored 29 from 18 balls, but his departure in the 19th over ensured