Stats: Chris Gayle becomes the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in T20Is

T20 cricket is known for power hitting and if there is anyone who has dominated the format with his explosive batting, it’s Chris Gayle of Windies. The left-hander has achieved a special record while batting in the one-off T20I against England at Chester-le-Street. He became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in T20 Internationals.

Chris Gayle was on 99 sixes before the match and with the six over deep mid-wicket in the 3rd over off David Willey, he brought up the century of sixes in the format. The 37-year-old went on to hit 3 more sixes in his innings of 40 off 21 balls.

Amongst the active players in T20Is, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill in next in the list of most sixes with 76 to his credit. Gayle is also the leading six-hitter in T20 cricket that involves franchise cricket as well. He has played for a number of T20 teams across the globe and has struck 768 sixes which is by far the highest as next on the list is his countrymen Kieron Pollard with 490 sixes.

Most sixes in T20 Internationals

Player Matches Innings Runs Strike Rate 4s 6s
Chris Gayle (Windies) 52 49 1577 145.34 134 103
BB McCullum (NZ) 71 70 2140 136.21 199 91
SR Watson (AUS) 58 56 1462 145.32 115 83
MJ Guptill (NZ) 61 59 1806 131.44 169 76
Yuvraj Singh (INDIA) 58 51 1177 136.38 77 74
DA Warner (AUS) 63 63 1686 139.56 162 74
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 98 90 1405 150.75 102 73
EJG Morgan (ENG) 70* 67 1574 131.05 118 69
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 58 58 1779 136.84 200 66
MN Samuels (WI) 60* 57 1459 115.61 132 60

Most sixes in T20 cricket

Player Matches Innings Runs Strike Rate 4s 6s
Chris Gayle 308 302 10531 147.84 801 768
Kieron Pollard 386 347 7572 151.19 485 490
Brendon McCullum 297 292 8245 139.65 784 399
Dwayne Smith 306 299 7270 127.74 695 347
David Warner 236 235 7562 143.46 755 314
Shane Watson 238 230 5805 138.61 504 299
Suresh Raina 259 245 6872 139.22 603 265
Rohit Sharma 254 242 6551 131.09 562 263
Ross Taylor 237 221 5267 133.61 370 259
Luke Wright 276 256 6530 145.07 669 254

-Stats as of September 17, 2017

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