[caption id="attachment_668943" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Gayle.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-668943" alt="Chris Gayle AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Gayle.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Chris Gayle AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Put to bat first by Dhaka Dynamites, Rangpur Riders posted a total of 206 for 1 in 20 overs. A 201-run partnership between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/">Chris Gayle</a> (146*) and Brendon McCullum (51*) helped Riders post a huge total. Dynamites had bowled well in the first 5 overs and restricted Riders to 20 runs for the wicket of Johnson Charles. Shakib Al Hasan's second over was actually a wicket-maiden. <p></p> <p></p>Unfortunately, Shakib dropped Gayle when the latter was on 22. Gayle went on to score a scintillating century on the final which included 5 fours and 18 sixes. Gayle s 146 is the new record for highest score in a BPL match; he surpassed his own record of 126 runs. Shakib miscalculated: he conceded only 7 runs in his first 2 overs but bowled only one more, the 20th. <p></p> <p></p>Dhaka have a huge total to conquer if they want to retain their title, whereas the Riders look forward to win their maiden title.