Gayle came agonisingly close to becoming the first to make two international Twenty20 centuries. But his superb knock took the West Indies to a challenging 169 for six in 20 overs after being put to bat by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on a dampish pitch at the Kensington Oval.
The Indians were pathetic in their chase and the in-form Suresh Raina top scored with 32 before the innings folded for 155 for nine in 20 overs.
They were again out done by the short-deliveries, in a repeat of the last year's World Twenty20 against the same opponents.
In Image: West Indies' players celebrate the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma, left
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