In his interview with cricbuzz, Bravo talked about the match with Australia as well as about Gayle's great games and experience which helped his team. Cricbuzz reporters were interested in Bravo telling them more about Gayle's innings "Gayle's 14th T20I fifty, his first since 2016, was a typical inning from the 41-year-old, but also not."
"That he finished with a strike-rate of over 176, having hit 7 sixes and 4 fours, shouldn't come as a surprise; what did, though, was how quickly he scaled up his strike-rate tonight. " "After playing his first three balls for dots, Gayle picked 6, 4, 4, and 4 off Josh Hazlewood's first over."
"He found hitting against Riley Meredith's pace a bit difficult early on but found a way past that later in the innings, dispatching the fast bowler for a couple of sixes before holing out to a slower delivery.
"Gayle got to his fifty with his third consecutive six off Adam Zampa in the 11th over of the innings -- his pace ensuring that West Indies keep up with the target of 142 on what was a slightly slower track compared to the first two matches."
Australia played great but does Bravo thinks they were better With the ball, yes. Mitchell Starc, who returned 0-40 and 0-49, registered figures of 1-15 in the third T20I, which are his most economical figures in T20Is. Riley Meredith picked his career-best figures of 3-48."
"Meredith for Ashton Agar was one of the three changes made by Australia; the other two being Alex Carey and Ashton Turner for Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott. Aaron Finch won the toss for the third time in a row and even opted to bat first, in a bid to turn the fortunes around.
But it wasn't to be.
What kept Australia to 141/7? It was a new pitch on offer and Nicholas Pooran said at the toss that he was "not sure" how the new track would play. It did play alright as Australia soared to 41/0 inside the fifth over but Matthew Wade, the aggressor in the opening partnership, backed away a bit too much and missed a straight delivery from Obed Mcoy."
"In-form Mitchell Marsh was out missing a sweep to Fabian Allen and it was the earliest sign of how spin would shackle Australia for the rest of the innings." "The two spinners in Allen and Hayden Walsh Jr.
combined to pick 3 for 44 in eight overs today. The two spinners have picked 11 for 142 across 23 overs in the series so far. Australia did recover towards the end, scoring 44 runs in the last five overs thanks to Moises Henriques and Ashton Turner, who added 59 runs for the fifth wicket.
"We kept using regular wickets and are 20 below par tonight," Moises thought at the change of innings. For the West Indies, this victory will certainly come in handy and will give them extra strength to continue.
How significant this victory is for them? It was a difficult series loss for the hosts against South Africa, going down 3-2 after kicking the series off in style, but they have made amends against Australia and reaped rewards."
"The inclusion of Hayden Walsh and the return to form for Chris Gayle have given West Indies their first series win in a multi-match bilateral series in any format against Australia since March 1995. Nicholas Pooran, the stand-in skipper for the West Indies, wasn't even born then."