VIDEO: Chris Gayle smashes 12-ball fifty in BBL to equal Yuvraj’s record: West Indies’ swashbuckling southpaw Chris Gayle blasted half-century in 12 balls in the Big Bash League on Monday to entertain the home crowd in Melbourne.
The explosive opening batsman playing for the Melbourne Renegades got them off to a flier at the start of the innings as he hit four sixes in the first over of Adelaide Strikers’ Greg West. The mighty Jamaican exploded in the most stunning fashion as Renegades needed 171 to chase from 16 overs to book a seat for the finals.
The youngster Greg West, playing his second T20 match, was under fire as Gayle scored 27 runs off the first over. Gayle equaled Yuvraj Singh’s 2007 World T20 record with a six off spinner Travis Head and got to 53 off 12 in 3.1 overs of the innings. Head dismissed him five balls later and the 17-ball-56 breathtaking knock came to an end. The southpaw had hit 7 sixes and 2 fours in his 26 minutes stay at the crease.
However this quickfire innings from Gayle was not enough for Renegades, who were bowled out for 143 and lost the match by 27 runs. Melbourne Renegades thus finished 5th on this year’s Big Bash League’s table.