Riding on a brilliant century from the big man Chris Gayle, the Jamaica Tallawahs chased down a mammoth total of 192 runs with 10 balls still to go. When other batsmen were struggling to go big, Chris Gayle decided to go all alone and sailed the team par the winning total. During the course, he smashed four boundaries and cleared the ropes 11 times. During his sensational century, he broke many records and set up new standards in world cricket.
We take a look at few of the records broken in the game:
- 108* – This is the highest score in this year’s CPL, previous best being 100* which Colin Munro scored for Trinbago Knight Riders against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
- Chris Gayle now climbs up to the third position in the list of most runs in this season. He has scored a total of 159 runs till now in just 2 innings. Hashim Amla tops the list with 187 runs in 4 innings he has played.
- Chris Gayle holds the average in this year’s tournament as the big man is batting with an average of 159.00. Andre Russel who is second in the list has an average of 58.00.
- Gayle also tops the list of most 50+ scored in the tournament till now. He along with Hashim Amla and Colin Munro sits on the top of the list but both Munro and Amla has played 4 matches till now whereas Gayle has played just two games.
- 11 Sixes – that is the number of sixes Gayle smashed during his innings, most sixes in an innings till now.
- Gayle has the second best strike rate by a batsman in an innings (min. 30 balls played) in the tournament till now. He played with a strike rate of 200.00.
- Out of 108 runs he scored, 90 runs he gathered with just dealing in boundaries. He now holds the record for scoring most runs from fours and sixes in an innings in the tournament till now.
- Sunil Narine who bowled a brilliant spell of 4-0-9-1 now has best economy rate by a bowler in this year’s CPL till now.