World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle breaks record for most World Cup sixes
Chris Gayle broke the record for most sixes hit in the records of the World Cup in his innings for West Indies in their first match of the tournament towards Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday.
Gayle smashed Hasan Ali for two consecutive sixes in just the fourth over of the West Indies innings, opening the innings in the chase after Pakistan had managed to put up only 105.
His first six, smashed over extensive long on, used to be his thirty eighth six in World Cup history. The subsequent one, hit down the ground, used to be his 39th.
He hit a 0.33 six in the 10th over of Wahab Riaz, taking his total World Cup six depend to 40 He used to be out for 50, with his group at 77/3 in the 11th over and nicely on path to victory.
Before this match, the report for most sixes in World Cups belonged was a tie between Gayle and AB de Villiers, who has 37 World Cup sixes to his name. De Villiers, however, had batted in fewer innings (22) than Gayle (26).
Gayle, with 40 sixes, now has the record for the most World Cup sixes. AB de Villiers, with 37 sixes, is second.
No participant in the contemporary World Cup aside from Gayle is in the top 10 for this record. In 0.33 region is Ricky Ponting, with 31 sixes. Brendon McCullum (29 sixes) is fourth and Herschelle Gibbs (28 sixes) is fifth.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya (both 27 sixes) are tied at sixth. Sourav Ganguly (25 sixes) is in eighth place, Matthew Hayden (23 sixes) is ninth and Vivian Richards (22 sixes) is tenth.
Chris Gayle’s batting common in 2019 is 94.8. He averaged 52.66 in ODI cricket across 2008. He then went a decade barring averaging over 40 in a calendar year.
Chris Gayle additionally executed 19,000 runs in worldwide cricket – the 0.33 Windies player to do so, after Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Gayle’s innings in opposition to Pakistan was also his sixth consecutive 50+ score in ODIs. This is tied for 2d area for most consecutive 50+ ratings in ODIs. Javed Miandad, with 9 consecutive 50+ scores in 1987, holds this record.