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Gayle puts Warriors to sword with massive ton

Chris Gayle (175*4x13, 6x17) slammed the fastest century in cricket history as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Pune Warriors by a whopping 103 runs to conquer the top spot in IPL VI at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday. The 30-ball ton included seven dot balls, four singles, eight fours and 11 sixes.

Arguably the most fascinating cricketer of this era, Gayle tore apart the hapless Warriors bowlers with a ruthlessness that can only be matched in Fantasy Cricket 11. Till Tuesday morning, Gayle led the Maximum Sixes chart with 17 sixes in 7 games.

He ended the day at the top after doubling the tally by striking 17 more. The imposing Jamaican warmed up by smashing Ishwar Pandey, the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy last season, for 21 runs. Soon after, he whacked Aussie quick Mitchell Marsh for 28 runs before hitting stand-in skipper Aaron Finch for 29 runs. Finch didn’t dare to bowl any more over in the match. Two balls were lost which out of the ground and had to be replaced, as Gayle smashed record after record with a brutal unmatched display of stroke-play.

It’s indeed a pity that the record books at Marylebone Cricket Club will not include the Bangalore mayhem as IPL is not an ICC recognised event.
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