Gayle rates recent BPL ton as “one of his best”

Gayle hit 18 sixes and 5 fours in his 69 ball knock.

This was Gayle's 20th T20 ton. (Indian Express)

An entertaining century from Chris Gayle helped Rangpur Riders win the seventh edition of the Bangladesh Premier League. Chris Gayle hammered 146* on 69 balls with record-breaking 18 sixes and five boundaries in the Bangladesh Premier League final which was the 20th T20 ton of his career.

With the help of record-breaking 18 sixes and 5 fours, Gayle scored 146* in just 69 balls and took Riders to a total of 206/1 in 20 overs. Dynamites failed to chase the mammoth target and saw their rivals lifting the trophy.

“It is a big game, a big occasion to actually stand out and get a century in a final. You actually look back and say well done. You tap yourself on the back. It is a winning effort as well, which makes it more special for me,” the 38-year old said.

“So I am glad that we came out on top. I would put it in the top five [among T20 centuries], certainly for the occasion as well. I will have to reflect where this takes place. It is right up there,” Gayle went on to add further.

He further added that he was happy the two batsmen performed when it mattered the most. “When we arrived in Bangladesh, everyone was so excited to see Gayle and McCullum. It didn’t happen early on in the tournament, but I am glad it happened when it mattered. It is not about trying to outdo each other. The communication and understanding was very good,” concluded the big West Indian.


By Anshuman Roy - 13 Dec, 2017

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