Bangalore, Apr 23: Chris Gayle shredded the record books on Tuesday evening at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Gayle's sensational 66-ball 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 will go down as one of the greatest knocks in cricket history.
It was carnage in Bangalore and Pune bowlers were annihilated by the big Jamaican. Boundaries gushed out of the heavy bat of Gayle and the Pune players were left to be mere spectators.
Once the Gayle show was over at the half-time, it was all over by then. But Pune had to bat and they managed to score mere 133/9 in 20 overs. RCB coasting to victory by massive 130-run margin.
Gayle hammered a record 17 sixes. Add to that 13 fours. His strike rate was a whopping 265.15. At the end of the day, over 30,000 spectators at the stadium wondered whether it was real?
Here is the list of records set by Gayle and RCB during this match
# Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in IPL and Twenty20 history. His 100 took just 30 balls
# Gayle's 175 not out is the highest individual score in IPL and T20s
# Gayle broke Brendon McCullum's record of 158 not out
# Gayle also smashed the fastest recorded century in world cricket
# The Jamaican hit the fastest half century in IPL, in just 17 deliveries
# Gayle's 17 sixes in an innings is the most in Twenty20 cricket
# Gayle has become the first player in IPL history to hit 150 sixes
# Gayle hit the fastest 150 in IPL, in 53 balls
# Gayle hit the longest six of IPL 6, at 119 metres
# RCB's total of 263/5 in 20 overs is the most by a team in IPL history
# 263/5 is also the highest team score in T20s
# 167-run partnership between Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan is the highest for first wicket for RCB
# 21 sixes in RCB's innings is a record for a team in T20s
# RCB recorded the fastest team 100 in IPL, in just 7.5 overs