Gayle closes on century of sixes

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WATCH – Gayle’s eleven sixes

9 Wins for West Indies against England in T20Is, the most wins for them against any team in this format, and also the most losses for England against an opposition.

2 Centuries for Chris Gayle in World T20 games, which makes him the first batsman to score more than one hundred in this tournament. He scored the first ever World T20 hundred, in Johannesburg in 2007.

47 Balls for Chris Gayle’s century, the joint-third fastest in all T20Is, and the quickest in World T20 matches.

86 Runs in fours and sixes in Gayle’s unbeaten 100 – he hit 11 sixes and five fours. His remaining 14 runs came in singles.

98 Sixes for Gayle in T20Is, the most by any batsman in this format. During the course of this innings, he went past Brendon McCullum’s previous record of 91. In World T20s, Gayle has 60 sixes, which is almost twice as many as the next best: Yuvraj Singh has 31 sixes from 25 innings, compared to Gayle’s 60 from 23. His 11 sixes in this innings is the third best in any T20I innings, and the best in the World T20.

Chris Gayle is two short of 100 sixes in T20Is © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

208.33 Gayle’s strike rate in this innings, his third best among 15 fifty-plus scores in T20Is. His best is a 31-ball 77 (SR 248.38), while his lowest strike rate among these innings is 126 (50-ball unbeaten 63).

49 Dot balls played by West Indies in their innings, compared to just 41 by England. England also took more singles (49 to 33) and twos (eight to two), but West Indies won it in boundaries, hitting 11 sixes (all by Gayle) and 16 fours, compared to nine and 12 by England.

106 Strike rate for the rest of the West Indies batsmen – they scored 67 from 63 balls, while Gayle bludgeoned 100 from 48.

730 Runs for Joe Root in 14 innings in all international matches in 2016, with three hundreds and three fifties. He has averaged 56.15 in these innings, at a strike rate of 81.74.

8.50 Samuel Badree’s economy rate in this match: he went for 34 in four overs. Only twice has he had a poorer economy rate in his 23-match T20I career.

572 Partnership runs between Gayle and Marlon Samuels in T20Is, the highest for West Indies.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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