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Yuvraj Singh's challenge to Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers: Score fifty in 10 balls!

The Jamaican equaled Yuvraj's 50 off 12 deliveries for India against England at the 2007 T20 World Cup in Durban. 

Yuvraj Singh's challenge to Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers: Score fifty in 10 balls!

New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh on Monday said he was disappointed with Chris Gayle effort after the West Indian equaled his record for the fastest T20 fifty.

The Jamaican went out with a bang in the Big Bash League, smashing the equal-fastest 50 in Twenty20 history, but his Melbourne Renegades will not be in the weekend's finals.

The burly Jamaican had clearly not let allegations of sexism affect his performance, as he equalled Yuvraj Singh's 50 off 12 deliveries for India against England at the 2007 T20 World Cup in Durban.

Yuvi took to social micro-blogging site Twitter, asking Gayle to score fifty in 10 balls next time.

Apart from Gayle, Yuvraj also included South African AB de Villiers in his 10-ball fifty challenge.

Gayle needed a six to reach the record and it was not a problem against the Adelaide Strikers in Australia's Big Bash League on Monday night.

He slogged four successive sixes in the first over as the Renegades were set a target of 171.

The onslaught carried on in the third over as Gayle belted another 22 to reach 44 from 11 balls. 

He was finally caught skying a catch off Travis Head on 56 off 17 -- the fastest 50 in BBL's five-year history.

The previous record was 18 balls, first set by Tim Ludeman last season.

Though getting to a fifty in 10 balls might not be so easy, Gayle and De Villiers are possibly the only two cricketers in the world who can make it happen.

(With Agency inputs)

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