Watch: Gayle sets highest BPL individual score
Chris Gayle has recorded the highest score by a batsman in Bangladesh Premier League history as the Jamaican hits 51-ball 126* against Khulna Titans in the Eliminator in Dhaka. It is also the first century of BPL 2017. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এক ম্যাচে একাধিক রেকর্ডের মালিক গেইল]
Gayle’s fourth BPL ton gave Rangpur Riders a 8-wicket win. No other batsman has more than one century in BPL. He brought up his 19th T20 ton in 45 balls by taking a single off opposition captain Mahmudullah Riyad.
Gayle’s 126* broke the previous highest individual score 122, which was achieved by Sabbir Rahman last year. In top four high scores of the tournament history, Gayle features thrice including 116 in 2012 and 114 in 2013.
The six machine hit 14 sixes in the innings. It is the highest number of sixes hit by a batsman in BPL. He is the only player to hit 10 or more sixes in an innings in BPL and he has done it four times. The previous BPL record was 12 sixes for Dhaka Gladiators against Sylhet Royals in 2013.
Gayle has now hit 10 or more sixes in an innings on 14 occasions. Only Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis and Dasun Shanaka have hit 10 or more sixes in an innings twice.
Gayle has now 801 sixes in Twenty20 cricket. None other has even achieved 550 sixes in this format. His West Indian teammate Kieron Pollard has 506 sixes.
Watch the firing knock of Chris Gayle here-
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com