West Indies batsman Chris Gayle equalled Yuvraj Singh’s record of the fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket after the left-hander reached 50 off just 12 balls during his 56-run knock for Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League on Monday.
Yuvraj Singh’s 50 came off just 12 balls for India against England in the T20 World Cup match at Durban on September 9,2007.
Gayle plundered 21-year-old Adelaide Strikers bowler Greg West, playing his second T20 match, for 27 runs in the first over and hit the last four deliveries for six.
His seventh maximum took Gayle past his half-century as he deposited spinner Travis Head over the long-on boundary. Head dismissed him five deliveries later for a 17-ball 56 with Gayle caught by wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman from a top edge.
(With inputs from AFP)