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IPL 6: Forget ‘Gangnam style’ it’s time for Gayle style

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  • Apr 23, 2013, 21:50 PM IST
IPL 6: Forget ‘Gangnam style’ it’s time for Gayle style
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Bangalore:April 23, 2013 will soon be declared as the ‘Chris Gayle’ day. This man had everything going his way today.
 
From scoring 175 not out to taking two wickets in the final over, he was the star of the match and by far the highlight of IPL6.
 
Chris Gayle came, he saw and he conquered.
 
A thunderstorm is usually followed by rain; it went the other way around in Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy stadium.
 
The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore was stopped due to rain in the second over of RCB’s innings.
 
Match started again and then came the thunderstorm called Chris Gayle.
 
175 runs in 66 balls, at a strike rate 265.15. In his carnage Gayle hit 13 fours and 17 sixes, the man remained unbeaten till the end.
 
This was the most brutal and destructive inning ever played in cricketing history and it was every cricket fan’s delight.
 
No bowler was spared and every other ball was being delivered into the stand. 
 
Records tumbled as Gayle batted. Let’s take a look at the records that broke today when this man thrashed the Pune bowlers all over the ground.
 
Image Courtesy BCCI

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    Fastest century
     
    Chris Gayle broke the nine year old record of Andrew Symonds. Symonds had hit a 100 in just 34 balls, Gayle went ahead of it and completed his century in just 30 balls.
     
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    Highest score in IPL
     
    Chris Gayle also made the highest score in IPL history. The record was previously held by Brendon Mccullum who made 158 in the inaugural match of IPL in 2008. The record took 6 years to be broken but it couldn’t have been done in a better way.
     
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    Maximum Sixes
     
    Gayle hit 17 huge sixes in his innings. This is the maximum number of sixes hit by any batsmen in one innings. The record was previously held by Graham Napier. Napier scored 152 not out in a Twenty20 cup match against Sussex on 24 June 2008 and hit 16 sixes.
     
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    Maximum runs scored in boundaries
     
    Gayle hit 13 fours and 17 sixes, in his unbeaten 175 knock. This amounts to 154 runs scored just in boundaries. 
     
    Prior to this Graham Napier scored 136 runs in boundaries (10 fours and 16 sixes) in his innings of 152.
     
     
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    Highest T20 score
     
    Gayle's ballistic century took RCB to the highest total in T20s - 263 for 5, beating Sri Lanka's 260 for 6 against Kenya in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. 
     

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