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Chris Gayle smashes fastest IPL hundred

Bangalore: Apr 23, 2013

Chris Gayle becomes the fastest centurion in Twenty20 format for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.

The fastest hundred before this was Yusuf Pathan when he smashed a 37-ball century for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium in 2010.

Gayle brought up his 30-ball hundred by hitting a 112-metre long six off Ashok Dinda — the longest six of the tournament .This hundred was punctuated by 11 sixes and eight boundaries.

Ishwar Pandey, the highest wicket-taker in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season , was welcomed with scant respect. The first couple of deliveries were hammered for boundaries by Gayle. There was a rain interruption then for around half an hour. The thunderbolts from Gayle’s bat then followed. Pandey was hit for 21 in his first over.

Mitchell Marsh suffered the ignominy of conceding most number of runs in a single over: 28 off his first over. Gayle smashed him for 6,6,4,0,6,6. After the end of Marsh’s first over, the fifth of Bangalore’s innings, the score was 61 without loss. Gayle’s 17-ball 50 , was belligerence personified.

Ali Murtaza, who was playing his first game for Pune, went for 17 runs.

Gayle continued his onslaught as he hit 29 runs off Pune captain, Aaron Finch in the seventh over. Gayle plundered Finch for four sixes and a boundary.

Batting on 96 off 27-deliveries, Gayle was facing Dinda. To make the matters worse for the Pune Warriors, that was a free hit. Gayle smashed the benign full toss from Dinda straight and out of the stadium. It was 112-metre long and it broke Pune’s spirits. The Bangalore crowd witnessed one of the adrenaline rushed performances from the talismanic Gayle.

 

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