In the seventh match of ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2019) St. Kits and Nevis Patriots beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 4 wickets in a high scoring match at Warner Park in Basseterre.
Earlier St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and opted to bowl first. Opener Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton's record 162 runs partnership for the second wicket set the platform for a big score. Chris Gayle brought up his 22nd hundred and smashed 116 runs off 62 balls with 7 fours and 10 sixes. Walton also played 73 runs knock and Jamaica Tallawahs finished on 241/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots openers, Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas gave a flying start of 85 runs in just 5 plus overs. Lewis brought up his fifty off just 17 balls. Cameos from Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, and Shamarh Brooks helped St Kitts to chase down this record total with 7 balls to spare.
All the major stats and facts from the CPL 2019 match between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs in Basseterre
17 - Evin Lewis scored 17 balls fifty - the fastest in CPL's history. The previous fastest was by Sohail Tanvir in 18 balls (in CPL 2014).
22 - Number of hundreds Chris Gayle has scored in T20 cricket - the most by any batsman.
Most hundreds in T20 cricket -
22 - Chris Gayle
8 - Michael Klinger
7 - Aaron Finch / David Warner / Luke Wright / Brendon McCullum
6 - Rohit Sharma / Shane Watson
5 - Virat Kohli / Cameron Delport / Dwayne Smith
37 - Number of sixes were hit by both teams in this match - the joint-most sixes in a T20 match.
Most sixes in a T20 match -
37 - St Kitts & Navis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs, CPL 2019
37 - Legends vs Zwanan, APL 2018
34 - Otago vs Central Districts, Super Smash 2016
34 - Stars vs Knight Riders, CPL 2018
33 - Colts vs Colombo, Premier T20 2016
33 - RCB vs CSK, IPL 2018
156 - Chris Gayle has hit 156 sixes in CPL - the only batsman to hit 100 plus sixes in CPL.
Most sixes in CPL -
156 - Chris Gayle
99 - Evin Lewis
92 - Kieron Pollard
84 - Andre Russell / Darren Bravo
83 - Lendl Simmons
242 - St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chased down 242 runs - the second-highest successful run chase in T20 cricket.
Highest successful run chases in T20 cricket -
245/5 - AUS vs NZ at Auckland, 2018
242/6 - SNP vs JT at Basseterre, 2019
236/6 - WI vs SA at Johannesburg, 2015
230/8 - ENG vs SA at Mumbai, 2016