Gayle made rollicking starts in both limited overs game and is looking in ominous form.
There was no dearth of drama or entertainment in the first game and another such encounter is pretty much on cards.
Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.
Windies' will now have to play the qualifiers in Zimbabwe next year.
The Windies were no match for the hosts, who absolutely dominated in every department and crucified their counterparts.
Tino Best wished he could have a crack at Hales.
Team Sri Lanka became the eighth and the final team to qualify for the tournament.
West Indies take on England at Old Trafford for the series opener
The West Indian called out Stokes after the World T20 finals, terming him a "nervous lad".
Chris Gayle also went on to add another feather to his cap by becoming the only cricketer to score 100 sixes.