Imran Khan, Windies Cricket | SportingAlert.com
Published on April 23, 2013 8:21 p.m. CST . 0 comment
BANGALORE, India – West Indies aggressive left-hander Chris Gayle hammered his way to a new record for the fastest century in history, following his 30 ball century for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
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Gayle also went on to score a stunning unbeaten 175 runs off just 66 balls against Pune Warriors – the highest ever Twenty20 score – in Tuesday’s action in the IPL.
The Opener smashed 13 fours and 17 sixes in the brilliant knock at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
His 30 delivery ton, included 11 sixes and eight fours.
“I didn’t want to just get the hundred and continue blasting and blasting and get out, you know how quickly this game can change,” Gayle said after his Man of the Match innings.
“I wanted to stay there till the end, make sure I bat at least 18 overs, if not all, which I did, I look on that as a point of view, where I try and bat as many overs as possible, get the hundred, and then actually let Dilly [Tillakaratne Dilshan] take charge while I get a break and pick it up back in the end.”
The West Indian’s 30-ball ton erases the previous 34-ball T20 record set by Australia’s Andrew Symonds.
Royal Challengers Bangalore finished on 263 for five from their 20 overs – breaking Sri Lanka’s record of 260-6 against Kenya in the 2007 World Twenty20.
Gayle also picked up two wickets for five runs as the Pune Warriors failed to chase down the target and were held to 133 for nine in their 20 overs.
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