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Chris Gayle becomes first cricketer to hit 100 T20 sixes

Durham (UK): Chris Gayle has remained the top showman in Twenty20 cricket for years now. The Jamaican power-hitter added another slice of record on Saturday when he became the first batsman to complete a century of sixes in Twenty20 Internationals.

The powerful batsman prefers to deal in boundaries and sixes, be it for West Indies or any franchise he plays for. Still, reaching a century of maximum is a special record.
Chris Gayle, 37, reached the milestone in his 52nd match, off 49 innings. He struck left-arm seamer David Willey for six while scoring 40 in the first Twenty20 International against England at Chester-le-Street, Durham.
He hit too more, to finish with an aggregate of 103, as the Caribbean side defeated England by 21 runs in the one-off T20 tie.
The left-handed batsman took 11 years and 213 days to reach the landmark. Chris Gayle owns almost all records in T20 cricket -- most centuries (18) half-centuries (65), sixes (772) and fours (804), from 309 matches. He also holds the record for scoring the fastest century in Twenty20 cricket, off just 30 deliveries.
Chris Gayle has not ruled out a return to Test cricket after the stand-off between the nation's star players and cricket board was ended.
Gayle has not represented the Windies in the longest format of the game since 2014, as the West Indies Cricket Board quarrelled with him and other players that have focused on franchise T20 cricket.

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