Chris Gayle hits a 57-ball-century in the final of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2017. Gayle became the first batsman to score a century in the final of BPL. He has a total of 5 centuries out of 11 centuries in BPL across all seasons. The Windies batsman broke his own record of hitting the most sixes in a T20 innings. Gayle struck 18 sixes in his innings which included 3 sixes off the final over and that too off Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling.
Gayle remained unbeaten for 146 runs off 69 balls scoring at a strike rate of 211.59. His record-breaking innings was studded with 5 fours and 18 sixes. He broke his own record of 17 sixes in a T20 innings.
Gayle shared a partnership of 201 runs with Brendon McCullum for the second wicket in the BPL 2017 final between Rangpur Riders and Dhaka Dynamites.
Here are the videos of Gayle’s record-breaking innings –
After Johnson Charles’ wicket in the second over, McCullum played the role of an anchor in the Rangpur Riders’ innings. McCullum scored 51 runs from 43 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes.
Gaylestorm hit Dhaka stadium. The ‘Universe Boss’ almost struck 3 sixes in a row off Shakib Al Hasan in the final over. In the 19th over he struck two sixes in a row off Khaled Ahmed. In the 18th over he did not spare Kieron Pollard and hit him for ginormous sixes.
His innings was full of consecutive sixes. Abu Hider in 15th over, Shahid Afridi in 14th over. Ahmed again in 11th over. Though Shakib can blame only himself for the onslaught as he dropped his catch in the 6th over when he had scored just 19 runs.
Also, Gayle has bettered his tally of sixes in T20 cricket. He has a total of 818 sixes in T20 cricket leading the list by far.