Gayle equalize Yuvraj’s 12-ball fifty Twenty20 record
West Indies destructive batsman Chris Gayle has equalize the fastest T20 fifty record of Yuvraj Singh. Gayle smashed 50 runs in just 12 balls to register his name in the twenty20 cricket history along with India’s Yuvraj Singh. The only difference between these two record making innings were that Yuvi scored fastest fifty in an international match whereas Gayle hit the record in Australia’s Big Bash League tournament.
For playing Melbourne Renegades in 32nd match of BBL|05, Caribbean star rock the field and slammed fours and sixes from the start of innings. It was the battle to get place in semi-finals but Renegades failed to win the match by 27 runs despite Gayle’s inning including 7 sixes and 2 fours.
The left handed broke the record of fastest half-century record in Big Bash League which was set by Chris Lynn and Tim Ludeman in 18 balls each. The 12 balls Chris Gayle faced to achieve record were like 2, 0, 6, 6, 6, 6, 2, 6, 6, 4, 1, 6 to score 50 runs. India’s Yuvraj Singh scored fifty in 12 balls in the inaugural world t20 group match against England in 2007.
The balls faced by Yuvraj were be like 0, 4, 1, 4, 4, 1, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6. Yuvraj also holds the record of hitting 6 sixes in an over.
It was such a marvelous inning from West Indies legend that even Yuvraj couldn’t stop himself praising it. Yuvi was quite disappointed with Gayle’s effort as he wanted him to score fifty in 10 balls. Indian middle order batsman tweeted that he would be looking forward from Gayle or Ab De Villiers to break his record of 12 balls fifty.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 18, 2016
Chris Gayle scored the first T20I hundred during 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.