Jamaica and West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle.
Jamaica and West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle smashed his way to a new Twenty20 record on Tuesday, hitting 18 sixes during an unbeaten 146 off just 69 balls in Rangpur Riders' Bangladesh Premier League final victory over Dhaka Dynamites.
Gayle held the previous T20 record of 17 sixes in a single innings, a haul he plundered for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League 2013.
And the subcontinent was also the stage for the powerful West Indies batsman to go one better, as became the first player to notch more than 11,000 T20 runs, Rangpur posting 206-1 from their 20 overs.
After being blown away by Gayle's masterclass, Dhaka could only manage 149-9 in reply to see Rangpur lift the title for the first time.
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