Mark Wood and Jofra Archer's three-wicket hauls were backed up by a brilliant century from Joe Root.
The pitch got slightly tough to bat during the second innings.
It is always important to have experienced players in the team to channelise the young turks in right direction mainly in mega-events.
ICC did not find any wrongdoing with the ball and gave Plunkett the green light.
After Pakistan got really close to chasing the target down, England bowlers made a comeback to win the game and take lead.
"I've been one of England's best seamers in the last few years."
Gayle's form is a huge boost for Windies ahead of the World Cup.
The Stars lost their way after Gulbis and Dunk's 50-run opening stand.
Sydney Thunder might benefit from the conditions at the Carrara Oval due to three spinners in their XI.
BBL season 8 will kick off on December 19 and the Stars will play their first game against the Sydney Thunder on December 21.