On this day: Chris Gayle scripted history, blew away Pune Warriors India – cricket

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen quite a few sensible knocks over time however none of them have been as explosive as Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 175 towards Pune Warriors in 2013. The damaging innings from the West Indies opener stays the best rating within the match’s historical past and it was additionally the quickest T20 hundred at that time. Gayle, who was enjoying for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013, slammed 13 boundaries and 17 sixes to attain his century in simply 30 balls and he in the end ended his innings on 175 off 66 balls.

The knock took RCB to a document-breaking 263/5 in 20 overs. In reply, Pune Warriors might solely handle to attain 133/9 with Gayle selecting up two wickets for simply 5 runs.

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Last yr, Gayle broke his document of 17 sixes (through the knock for RCB on April 23, 2013 within the Indian Premier League) when he slammed 18 maximums throughout his unbeaten 136 off 69 balls for the Rangpur Riders towards Dhaka Dynamites within the Bangladesh Premier League.

However, the document for the quickest hundred nonetheless stands because the century off 30 balls was 4 balls quicker than the document held by Andrew Symonds for Kent towards Middlesex in 2004.

“I’m lost for words. It was just one of those days when I was hitting the ball really well and it was coming out of the middle of the bat,” stated Gayle when requested about his innings.

Even the RCB teammates have been in awe of Gayle’s damaging batting show and Muttiah Muralidharan showered praises on the West Indies batsman after the IPL encounter.

“It is unbelievable. I’ve played cricket for 20 years and never seen anything like it,” stated the Sri Lanka spinner who holds the document of taking essentially the most variety of wickets in Tests.

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