On at the present time in 2017, the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle hoisted Rangpur Riders to their maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) title, together with his unbeaten 146 main them to a 57-run win within the ultimate in opposition to Dhaka Dynamites in Dhaka. Within the course of, the West Indies charismatic batter broke his personal document, he hit 18 sixes – probably the most in T20 innings, in his 146 blitzkrieg.
The Jamaican legend had earlier smashed 17 maximums throughout his record-shattering 66-ball 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors within the 2013 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Aside from surpassing the sixes document, Gayle additionally ticked what was probably the one remaining clean field in his T20 campaigns — a century in a match ultimate. He additionally bettered his 126 not out off simply 51 deliveries to assist his facet win the primary qualifier in opposition to the Khulna Titans 4 days in the past, to register the best rating within the BPL, 146 not out.
The checklist doesn’t finish there as he grew to become the primary batter to attain 5 BPL centuries; Gayle additionally crossed the 11,000 run mark within the shortest format of the sport; the primary batter to hit 20 tons of in T20s and first participant to smash 100 sixes within the BPL, multi function mayhem of an innings.
Earlier within the match, Dhaka Dynamites elected to subject first and struck very early by dismissing Riders opener Johnson Charles cheaply at 3. The remainder of the sport was only a look ahead to the guests to start out the occasion, as Gayle and Brendon McCullum shared an unbeaten 201-run stand to energy Rangpur Riders to 206/1. Their unbroken onslaught for the second wicket shaped the most important partnership within the BPL.
Notably, the southpaw was dropped by Shakib Al Hasan on 22, whereas McCullum additionally received fortunate when he skied Abu Hider’s supply which the bowler did not safe regardless of chasing and diving for it. These two grave errors proved very pricey because the Rangers’ batters went into overdrive.
In reply, Dhaka may solely muster 149/9 from the allotted 20 overs. The one shiny be aware of their innings was Jahurul Islam’s 50 and Hasan’s 26. The duo added 42 runs for the fifth wicket, however others failed miserably.