Chris Gayle smashed Pune Warriors India with his record-breaking 175*. Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 130 runs against Pune at t the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Gayle breaks all the previous record and creates his own. He smashed all the Pune bowlers with his huge six and boundaries. He slammed the fastest century in cricket history, reaching the triple figure in just 30 balls. The Jamaican player scored 175 not out for 66 balls by hitting 17 sixes and 13 fours.
Gayle’s 175 not out is the highest individual score in IPL history, surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 158 not out.
Gayle’s 17 sixes in an innings is also new record in cricket history.
RCB reached to the score of 100 only just 7.5 overs. The huge score of the team 263 is also a highest record in T20 league. The previous highest total by a team in this form of the game was 260 by Sri Lanka.
Chris Gayle and Dilshan were involved in a stand of 167 – Bangalore’s highest opening partnership at the IPL – their second highest for any wicket next only to the 204 (unbroken) for the second wicket between Gayle and Kohli against Delhi at Delhi on May 17, 2012.
Gayle also took two wickets for five runs. He is the first all-rounder to post a hundred and capture two wickets or more in an IPL game twice. No other all-round could do so even once. Gayle had first recorded the feat against Punjab at Bangalore on May 6, 2011 – 107 and 3/21.
In chase of such big score Pune Warriors managed a score of 133/9 in twenty-overs. Steve Smith top scored with 41 runs for Pune.
Bangalore won by 130 runs and catapulted to the top of the table with 12 points. This was sixth successive win at home for RCB this season.