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IPL 2013: Chris Gayle misses double hundred

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle misses double hundred

Chris Gayle became the Orange Cap holder courtesy of his unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriros India © IANS

Bangalore: Apr 23, 2013

Chris Gayle scored a magnificent 175 off 66 balls to take Royal Challengers Bangalore to a humongous total of 263 for five against Pune Warriors India at the Indian Premier League (IPL), 2013. Such was Gayle’s hitting that there was a possibility of him getting to his double hundred. His knock has powered Bangalore to the highest score in T20 cricket — surpassing Sri Lanka’s 260 for 6 against Kenya.

Gayle’s hundred is truly stupendous when you consider other fast hundreds as he achieved the feat off only 30 balls. In Tests, Sir Viv Richards smashed the fastest ton in 56 balls against England at Antigua in 1985-86. Shahid Afridi holds the record for the fastest ton in One-Day Internationals (ODI) — a feat he achieved off 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996.

In the process, he went past Brendon McCullum’s record of the highest score in T20 cricket. McCullum had smashed an unbeaten 158 at the same venue during the inaugural game of the IPL in 2008. The double hundred was in sight and that would have been a unique feat.

There never has been a double hundred in any form of T20 cricket at a representative level. At the lower level, Sri Lankan batsman Dhanuka Pathirana has the distinction of hitting 277 in a T20 game at the Lancashire League.

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