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Gayle storms into record books, scores T20's fastest ton

Gayle storms into record books, scores T20
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Chris Gayle today took the Garden City A by storm as he blasted his way into the record books by slamming A the fastest century and the highest score...

slide4Chris Gayle today took the Garden City A by storm as he blasted his way into the record books by slamming A the fastest century and the highest score in the history of Twenty20 A cricket here.

The strapping Jamaican took just 30 balls to get to the three-figure A mark, eclipsing Andrew Symonds 34-ball effort, as Royal Challengers A Bangalore posted a T20 record 263 for five in their Indian Premier A League match against Pune Warriors, riding on Gayle's breathtaking A unbeaten 175.

The previous highest total by a team in this form of the game A was 260 by Sri Lanka. In all, he scored 175 off a mere 66 balls, leaving the opposition A shell-shocked at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. For those who witnessed the relentless onslaught from the stands, A the visit was definitely worth it as it rained sixes and fours.

Gayle hammered an unprecedented 17 sixes to go with his 13 fours. By the time he had reached his century, 98 off Gayle's runs A had come in boundaries (8 Fours and 11 Sixes). For the record, he A consumed 23 balls to reach 150 from 100, which was the slowest of A the three fifties, giving a fair indication of what he actually did A to the clueless bowlers.

His strike-rate at the end of the innings was a staggering 265.15. Before Gayle wrecked havoc, Yusuf Pathan held the record of A posting the quickest century in IPL, achieving the century in 37 balls.

Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Luke Wright, none of the bowlers A were spared by Gayle, with Ali Murtaza and Mitchell going for 45 A and 56 runs in two and three overs respectively.

Aaron Finch was A smashed for 29 runs in the only over he bowled. Even as there was no stopping the Gayle-storm, A B de Villiers A made 31 off just 8 balls.

10 fastest centuries in Twenty cricket A

Player A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A BallsA A A A A A A A Team

C Gayle A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 30 A A A A A A A A A A A Royal Challengers Bangalore

A Symonds A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 34 A A A A A A A A A A A Kent

LP van der Westhuizen A A A A A A 35 A A A A A A A A A A A Namibia

YK Pathan A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 37 A A A A A A A A A A A Rajasthan Royals

SB Styris A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 37 A A A A A A A A A A A Sussex

Ahmed Shehzad A A A A A A A A A A A A 40 A A A A A A A A A A A A Barisal Burners

LL Bosman A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 41 A A A A A A A A A A A A Eagles

H Davids A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 41 A A A A A A A A A A A A Cape Cobras

BF Smith A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 42 A A A A A A A A A A A Worcestershire

AC Gilchrist A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 42 A A A A A A A A A A A Deccan Charger

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