Chris Gayle’s blistering 117 in the inaugural World T20 match
Chris Gayle gave the World T20 phenomenon the best possible start as the West Indies opener smashed 117 off 57 balls against South Africa at Johannesburg.
He brought up his half-century from just 26 balls and his next 50 was marginally quicker, off 25 balls, and he hit a total of 10 sixes in a superb display of power-hitting. Gayle hammered the likes of Pollock, Ntini and Albie Morkel to all parts of the ground and riding on Gayle’s monstrous innings, West Indies posted a total of 205 for 6. But South Africa ensured the World T20 got off to a thrilling start by chasing down the total thanks to Herschelle Gibbs’ unbeaten 90.