New Delhi: Chris Gayle’s 67 off 38 balls helped West Indies beat Australia by six wickets in the third T20 International to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. In this match, Gayle has made a record that no one would have even thought about.
Gayle made many records
Gayle, who played a strong innings against Australia, has made many big records. Gayle has scored more than 14 thousand runs in T20 cricket. Gayle is the first batsman in the world to do so. Apart from this, Gayle is also the oldest player to score a half century. Gayle is currently 41 years old. He broke the record of Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan in this case, who did this feat at the age of 40.
Gayle (Chris Gayle) has now scored 14038 runs in T20 format. Apart from this, he has also scored 22 centuries in this format. These are also no less than a dream, because scoring two or three centuries in T20 is also a big deal, while Gayle has done this feat more than 20 times.
West Indies won the match
Batting first, Australia scored 141 runs for six wickets. West Indies chased down the target easily, scoring 142 for four with 31 balls to spare. Caretaker captain Nicholas Pooran remained unbeaten on 32 off 27 balls. But this match played in St. Lucia was named after former captain Gayle. Left-handed batsman Gayle hit seven sixes and four fours. The 41-year-old batsman crossed the 50-run mark for the first time in T20 Internationals after scoring an unbeaten 100 against England in March 2016.
Gayle showed his attitude in the second over itself by hitting six sixes and three consecutive fours on fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. He completed his half-century in the 11th over by hitting three consecutive sixes on Adam Zampa. Gayle was adjudged man of the match for this innings. Gayle later said that his focus was on the T20 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates in October. Then he will be 42 years old.