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WATCH: Chris Gayle blasts 12-ball fifty, equals Yuvraj Singh’s record

Chris Gayle equalled Yuvraj Singh's record of fastest fifty in Twenty20 while playing for Melbourne Renegades in BBL.

By: Express Web Desk | Melbourne |
January 18, 2016 5:38:27 pm
Chris Gayle, Gayle, Chris Gayle fifty, Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, BBL, Big Bash 2016, BBL cricket, Yuraj Singh, Yuvraj, World T20, cricket world cup, australia cricket, cricket australia, cricket news, cricket Chris Gayle smashed a 12-ball fifty in Big Bash League.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle smashed fifty from 12 balls for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League on Monday to match India’s Yuvraj Singh’s record for the fastest half-century in Twenty20 cricket.

Left-hander Yuvraj achieved the feat against England in a group match at the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 in South Africa, smashing fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in one over.

WATCH: Chris Gayle’s 17-ball 56 (App users click here)

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Opening batsman Gayle plundered 21-year-old Adelaide Strikers bowler Greg West, playing his second T20 match, for 27 runs in the first over and hit the last four deliveries for six.

His seventh maximum took Gayle past his half-century as he deposited spinner Travis Head over the long-on boundary.

Head dismissed him five deliveries later for a 17-ball 56 with Gayle caught by wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman from a top edge.

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