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CH Gayle becomes the first batsman to score 800 boundary fours in the history of T20 games.

CH Gayle became the first batsman to score 800 boundary fours in the history of T20 games. He reached the coveted milestone during the CPL game between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Trinbago Knight Riders at Tarouba, Caribbean Premier League 1st qualifying final, Sep 5, 2017 in which he scored three  boundary fours. His second  boundary four  off the bowling of Shadab Khan {14th over and second ball of the match} gave him  the  coveted distinction. He scored 54 not  out in  this game which contained three  boundary fours and three boundary sixes.

 

CH Gayle has represented the following teams in the T20 tournaments played across the globe -(Barisal Bulls, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, PCA Masters XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, West Indians, West Indies, Western Australia) (Barisal Bulls, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, PCA Masters XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, West Indians, West Indies, Western Australia

 

The following table lists the five batsmen who have scored 700 plus boundary fours in the history of T20 games.

 

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
1 CH Gayle 307 301 42 10530 175* 40.65 7116 147.97 18 65 18 801 768
2 BB McCullum 297 292 30 8245 158* 31.46 5904 139.65 07 43 16 784 399
3 DA Warner 236 235 25 7562 135* 36.00 5271 143.46 06 58 15 755 314
4 G Gambhir 236 232 23 6145 93 29.40 5052 121.63 00 51 18 721 084
5 BJ Hodge 270 256 57 7338 106 36.87 5590 131.27 02 48 14 707 242

 

Couple of more T20 records for CH Gayle

CH Gayle became the fourth cricketer in the history of T20 games to play 300 games. He achieved this distinction when he appeared for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against Trinidad Knight Riders on `14.08.2017 in the ongoing CPL. Others to appear in 300 plus T20 games are KA Polllard {380}, DJ Bravo {350} and DR Smith {300}. It is interesting to note that all these four cricketers are from West Indies.

 

Player Mat Runs HS Ave C Wkts BBI Ave 5 Ct St
KA Pollard 380 07468 089* 30.73 00 234 4/15 23.70 0 216 0
DJ Bravo 350 05325 070* 24.88 00 375 5/23 23.84 1 178 0
CH Gayle 300 10252 175* 39.89 18 077 4/22 30.42 0 074 0
DR Smith 300 07015 110* 26.07 03 102 4/08 27.95 0 127 0

 

CH Gayle’s T20 career batting figures read thus

 

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+ 0 4s 6s
CH Gayle 2005-2017 300 295 38 10252 175* 39.89 18 62 80 17 782 750

 

He has represented the following teams in the T20 tournaments played across the globe – Barisal Bulls, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, PCA Masters XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, West Indians, West Indies, Western Australia

 

CH Gayle has scored 782 boundary fours and 750 boundary sixes in his career as of 14.08.17. He earned the distinction of becoming the only batsman in the history of T20 games to score 750 plus boundary fours and 750 boundary sixes


He holds the record for most runs by a batsman, the record for the highest score in T20 games, the record for most centuries, most half centuries and most fifties

A quick guide to the major T20 leagues

Big Bash League
The BBL was introduced by Cricket Australia in 2011 to replace the Twenty20 Big Bash, which was a tournament between six state-based teams. The BBL is played by eight city-based franchises. Each team plays the other at least once in the league stage; until now, each team played every other team twice. This will change in the 2017-18 edition, when each team will play two more games. Teams are allowed two overseas players in their squad, and the tournament usually attracts top players from West Indies and England.

Pakistan Super League
The PSL is two seasons old and is run by the Pakistan Cricket Board. It has so far featured five teams, but a sixth will be added for the third edition. One of the objectives of the league is to bring top-level cricket back to Pakistan, and the final of the 2017 tournament was held in Lahore. Teams are allowed to have eight foreign players in their squads and to field four in their XI. So far, PSL teams have managed to buy top players from the West Indies, England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Indian Premier League
The biggest T20 league in terms of viewership, the IPL has already completed ten seasons and has seen several format changes over the years. Just five of the original eight teams have played every season, and several franchises have had short lives. Gujarat Lions and Pune Supergiant played the last two seasons, but will not be around for the 2018 version, when Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will return from suspension. Players from every Test-playing country have been a part of the IPL, which allows four overseas players in a side’s playing XI.

NatWest T20 Blast
The ECB has tinkered with its domestic T20 tournament several times since it first hosted one, in 2003. The latest version, the NatWest T20 Blast, has the 18 county sides divided into two groups. Each team plays six of the teams in their group twice and the other two once. The top four teams in each group enter the knockouts. Each team is allowed to field two international players in their XI. The ECB plans to launch a new city-based T20 tournament in 2020.

Caribbean Premier League
The CPL is run by the WICB and financed by US-based businessman Ajmal Khan. It has six teams who play a double round-robin stage from which four reach the knockouts. The Antigua Hawksbills franchise was replaced in 2015 by the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Bangladesh Premier League
The BPL was launched by the Bangladesh Cricket board in 2012, with seven city-based franchises competing against each other. The first edition was held in February and a second was played a year later. Accusations of match-fixing led to the tournament being suspended for two years, before it returned in 2015-16 with a new set of franchises. While six teams participated in the 2015-16 season, seven were part of the most recent one, with two new franchises being added and the Sylhet franchise being suspended. Sylhet will return for the 2017-18 season, with new owners.

Global T20 League
The Global T20 League, organised by Cricket South Africa, is the latest entrant on the annual T20 calendar. The tournament was announced in early 2017 and the franchises and their owners were revealed in June. Some of the franchises have been bought by individuals or companies that own teams in other T20 leagues. The first edition of the league will be held this November.

by espncricinfo staff – Article courtesy – espncricinfo.com

MS Dhoni owns the record for most catches in T20 games – goes past KC Sangakkara

MS Dhoni owns the record for most catches in Twenty20 games. He took two catches against Delhi at Delhi on 12.05.07 to take his aggregate of catches to 124 in T20 games. He went past KC Sangakkara who held the record for most catches in T20 games  with 123 catches to his  credit. His first catch in the match – SS Iyer of the bowling of JD Unadkar for 3 gave him his 123rd catch –  put him on par with KC Sangakkara. His second catch of  the match – that of MN Samuels of the  bowling  of DT Christian for 27 – his 124th catch – fetched him the record for  most catches in the history of Twenty20 games

MS Dhoni is on the threshold of owning the record for most catches in Twenty 20 games

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni is on the threshold of owning the record for most catches in Twenty 20 games. As on 09.05.17 his catches aggregate in T20 games read 122. He needs one more catch to equal the record for most catches and two more catches to own the record for most catches in T20 games. KC Sangakkara holds the present record with 123 catches. 

KD Karthik with 120 catches to his credit became the third wicket keeper to pouch 120 plus catches in the history of T20 games. Others are –KC Sangakkara {123} and MS Dhoni {122}. The following table lists the wicket keepers who have pouched 100 plus catches in T20 games

No Player Span Mat Inns Dis Ct St
1 KC Sangakkara 2004-2017 235 177 180 123 57
2 MS Dhoni 2006-2017 260 247 185 122 63
3 KD Karthik 2006-2017 216 189 166 120 46
4 Kamran Akmal 2005-2017 197 189 200 110 90
5 NV Ojha 2007-2017 162 159 125 103 22

 

HM Amla’s dubious distinction – becomes the first batsman to witness two centuries in a losing cause in the Indian Premier League

HM Amla of Punjab scored 104 against Gujarat at Mohali  on 07.05.17. His effort was in a losing cause to provide the eighth occasion a batman’s hundred going in vain in the Indian Premier League. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date
1 A Symonds 117* Deccan Rajasthan Hyd-RGS 24.04.08
2 YK Pathan 100 Rajasthan Mumbai Mum-BS 13.03.10
3 *SR Tendulkar 100* Mumbai Kochi Mumbai 15.04.11
4 +WP Saha 115* Punjab Kolkata Bangalore 01.06.14
5 *V Kohli 100* Bangalore Gujarat Rajkot 24.04.16
6 SPD Smith 101 Ris Pune Gujarat Pune-MCA 29.04.16
7 HM Amla 104* Punjab Mumbai Indore 20.04.17
8 HM Amla 104 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07.05.17

HM Amla’s 104 which went in vain provides the third occasion of a Punjab batsman’s hundred in a  losing cause.  All such occasions are listed below

No Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date
1 +WP Saha 115* Punjab Kolkata Bangalore 01.06.14
2 HM Amla 104* Punjab Mumbai Indore 20.04.17
3 HM Amla 104 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07.05.17

HM Amla’s 104 which went in vain provides the third occasion of a  batsman’s hundred in a  losing cause against Gujarat.  All such occasions are listed below

No Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date
1 *Kohli 100* Bangalore Gujarat Rajkot 24.04.16
2 SPD Smith 101 Ris Pune Gujarat Pune-MCA 29.04.16
3 HM Amla 104 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07.05.17

HM Amla became the first batsman in the history of the tournament to witness his two centuries in losing  cause in the same edition of the Indian Premier League. Both the occasions are listed below 

No Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date
1 HM Amla 104* Punjab Mumbai Indore 20.04.17
2 HM Amla 104 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07.05.17

HM Amla’s 104 which went in vain provides the fourth occasion of an overseas  batsman’s hundred in a  losing cause in the tournament.  All such occasions are listed below

No Batsman Runs Team Opposition Venue Date
1 A Symonds 117* Deccan Rajasthan Hyd-RGS 24.04.08
2 SPD Smith 101 Ris Pune Gujarat Pune-MCA 29.04.16
3 HM Amla 104* Punjab Mumbai Indore 20.04.17
4 HM Amla 104 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07.05.17

CH Gayle {05}, HM Amla {02}, M Klinger {02}, SR Watson {02} and UBT Chand {02} are the five batsmen who have witnessed two or more centuries in a losing cause in the history of T20 games.  The following table  lists the performance of these five batsman

No No Player Runs Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 1 CH Gayle 151* 2 Somerset Kent Taunton 31 May 2015
  2 CH Gayle 122* 1 Jamaica Guyana Gros Islet 19 Jan 2013
  3 CH Gayle 117 1 West Indies South Africa Johannesburg 11 Sep 2007
  4 CH Gayle 116 2 Barisal Dhaka Dhaka 14 Feb 2012
  5 CH Gayle 109* 1 Tuskers Rhinos Harare 29 No2011
                 
2 1 HM Amla 104* 1 Punjab Mumbai Indore 20 Apr 2017
  2 HM Amla 104 1 Punjab Gujarat Mohali 07 May 2017
                 
3 1 M Klinger 104* 2 Gloucs Essex Chelmsford 11 Jun 2015
  2 M Klinger 104* 2 Gloucs Glamorgan Bristol 12 Jun 2015
                 
4 1 SR Watson 124* 1 Australia India Sydney 31 Jan 2016
  2 SR Watson 101 1 Rajasthan Chennai Chennai 22 Apr 2013
                 
5 1 UBT Chand 105 1 Delhi Kerala Indore 26 Mar 2013
  2 UBT Chand 103 1 Delhi Gujarat Mumbai 15 Jan 2016

 

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