West Indies batsman Chris Gayle equaled Yuvraj Singh’s record of the fastest half-century in T20 cricket.Melbourne Renegades opener Chris Gayle hit a 12 ball 50 against Adelaide Strikers at Dockland Stadium in Melbourne.
Adelaide Strikers batting first scored 170. Melbourne Renegade came to chase down the total started well as Chris Gayle scored 56 off 17 balls. But, his departure has changed the course of the match as Renegades suffered a big collapse in 97 runs. They lost their eight wickets for 97 runs. Travis Head and Jon Holland has brought back Strikers in the match.
Head took three wickets while holland took two while Adil Rashid and Michael Neser have taken one each.
Earlier Strikers’ opening pair Tim Ludeman and Jono Dean scored 49 and 48 respectively.
Gayle gusty innings has gone in vain as Renegades lost the match by 27 runs.
Gayle in the first six balls scored 26 runs. And later added 25 more runs. He hit seven six and two fours.
Gayle achieved this record in franchise-based T20 league while Yuvraj Singh has notched up this record in 2007 inaugural World T20 in South Africa against England. He hit six sixes off Stuart Broad and become the second batsmen in international cricket to hit six sixes after Herschelle Gibbs.