Chris Gayle scores most half-centuries in the format © AFP (File Photo)
Chris Gayle scores most half-centuries in the format © AFP (File Photo)

West Indies powerhouse and hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle became man to hit most sixes in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) till date. He also surpasses New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, who previously held the record with 91 sixes. He also surpassed him for scoring most half-centuries in the format. He achieved the feat during the match against former champions England, in Match 15 of Super 10 round of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Currently, West Indies are 24 for the loss of a wicket in three overs, with opener Chris Gayle on 10 and Marlon Smuels on 13. Earlier, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl first, as England finished on a challenging total of 182 for the loss of six wickets. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs West Indies, Match No.15, ICC World T20 2016 at Mumbai

With the Round-1 done and dusted, it is now time to head into the Super 10 stage of the ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup 2016, India. We gear up in the battle of the former champions as England take on West Indies in Match No. 15, Super 10 Group 1 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday. England who won the trophy way back in 2010 with West Indies lifting it in the next edition in 2012. England, West Indies are clubbed with defending champions Sri Lanka, South Africa and qualifier Afghanistan in Group 1. Both England and West Indies, will want to attain the much needed win, with no breathing space left going into the business end of the tournament. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: England vs West Indies, Match No.15, ICC World T20 2016 at Mumbai

Player Period M R HS Avg S/R 100 50 0 50s 4s 6s
Chris Gayle (WI) 2006-2016 46 1467 117 36.67 144.1 1 14 2 15 126 93
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 2005-2015 71 2140 123 35.66 136.21 2 13 3 15 199 91
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 2006-2016 74 1751 104* 28.24 120.5 1 12 10 13 209 28
Virat Kohli (India) 2010-2016 39 1391 90* 51.51 131.84 0 13 0 13 146 27
David Warner (Aus) 2009-2016 57 1595 90* 29.53 140.77 0 12 5 12 151 73

 

Player Period M R HS Avg Balls S/R 100 50 0 4s 6s
Chris Gayle (WI) 2006-2016 46 1462 117 36.55 1014 144.18 1 14 2 125 93
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 2005-2015 71 2140 123 35.66 1571 136.21 2 13 3 199 91
Shane Watson (Aus) 2006-2016 54 1366 124* 28.45 942 145.01 1 10 3 106 79
David Warner (Aus) 2009-2016 57 1595 90* 29.53 1133 140.77 0 12 5 151 73
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2006-2016 95 1364 54* 18.18 902 151.21 0 4 8 99 70

West Indies hold clear edge over England in the World T20’s ties, up-staging them three times in as many matches they have featured in against each other. England will definitely want to over turn this poor statistics, while West Indies will look to continue their winning run. With pride and buoyancy up for grabs going into the World T20, Match No.15 between England and West Indies will be another keyboard crunching affair.