Chris Gayle T20 World Record Fastest 100 of 30 Balls
Chris Gayle helped Royal Challengers Bangalore hit the most sixes for a team in a T20 innings (21) and reach the highest total in T20 cricket (263).
Highest individual score in T20s – 175*
Gayle’s 175 not out is the highest individual score in all Twenty20 matches, while Royal Challengers’ total of 263 is the highest by any team. This is only the third occasion a batsman has scored 150 or more in an innings – the previous ones were by Brendon McCullum (158 not out in IPL’s opening game in 2008) and Graham Napier’s 152 not out for Essex against Sussex in June 2008.
Fastest hundred in T20s – 30 balls
Gayle’s century took all of 30 balls, which is four balls quicker than the previous record – Andrew Symonds’ 34-ball effort for Kent against Middlesex in 2004. The previous-quickest in the IPL had been Yusuf Pathan’s 37-ball effort for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai indians in 2010. His half-century came off 17 balls, which equals the fastest in the IPL – Adam Gilchrist had scored one off 17 balls against Delhi Daredevils in 2009.
Most sixes hit in an innings – 17 by Gayle, 21 by RCB
Over the course of his innings, Gayle struck 17 sixes, the most in an innings in Twenty20 matches; the previous record was 16, by Graham Napier when he scored that unbeaten 152. That also makes him the only player to score 100 runs in sixes alone in a Twenty20 innings. The previous-highest in the IPL was McCullum’s 13 during his unbeaten 158. He also struck 13 fours, which means 154 runs were scored in fours and sixes, the most in a Twenty20 innings. The previous-best was Napier’s 136 (16 sixes and 10 fours). Gayle’s also the only batsman to twice score a century of runs in fours and sixes in Twenty20 matches. (Source ESPN Cric Info)
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