Chris Gayle's 47-ball 100: Interesting facts you must know about his knock in ICC World T20

During his blistering knock, the dynamic left-hander surpassed Brendon McCullum's record for maximum number of sixes in T20Is.

By Suyash Srivastava | Updated: Mar 17, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
Chris Gayle's 47-ball 100: Interesting facts you must know about his knock in ICC World T20

New Delhi: West Indies opener Chris Gayle on Wednesday set the ICC World Twenty20 on fire with a magnificent 47-ball 100 against England in the team's opening encounter.

Gayle, who took some time to settle down in the first few overs, showed no mercy in the latter part of innings, as a result of which the Darren Sammy-led side registered a six-wicket win.

Here are some interesting facts you must know about Gayle's ton:

Gayle is now the only batsman in world cricket to score two centuries in ICC World Twenty20.

During his blistering knock, the dynamic left-hander surpassed Brendon McCullum's record for maximum number of sixes in T20Is.

Gayle's unbeaten 100-run knock was the fourth fastest ton in the history of T20 internationals.

Chris Gayle was the first batsman to score a century in World Twenty20. He had hit 117 runs against South Africa in 2007 edition of the tournament.