Gayle smashes T20 sixes record

Chris Gayle struck 18 sixes in his unbeaten 146, the most by any batsman in a T20 innings ESPNcricinfo Ltd

18 - Sixes for Gayle in his innings, the most by any batsman in a T20 match. He went past his own record of 17, during his unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL.

20 - T20 hundreds for Gayle, easily the most by any batsman. In second place are three batsmen tied on seven each - Michael Klinger, Luke Wright and Brendon McCullum. Together, their tally just about goes past the number of hundreds Gayle has scored in this format.

0 - Batsmen who have scored more runs in an innings in a BPL game than Gayle's unbeaten 146, which makes his innings the highest score in BPL history. In fact, Gayle has made four of the five highest scores in this tournament: apart from the unbeaten 126 versus the Titans four days ago, which is the second-highest score in BPL history, he also scored 116 and 114 in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament.Sabbir Rahman's 122 last year is the only non-Gayle innings in the top five.

5 - Hundreds for Gayle in the Bangladesh Premier League; a couple of games ago, he had slammed an unbeaten 126 versus Titans in the elimination final.

7 - Number of successive years in which Gayle has made at least two T20 centuries. From 2011 onwards, he has scored 19 centuries in T20s, averaging 43.20 at a strike rate of 151.29. Till 2010, he averaged 29.97 in 51 T20s at a strike rate of 134.79, with only one hundred.

13 - Hundreds in which Gayle has scored at a strike rate of at least 200. His lowest strike rate in these 20 hundreds is 176.19, against St Lucia Zouks in the 2014 CPL, while his highest strike rate in a hundred is 265.15, against Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL.

227 - Sixes struck by Gayle in these 20 hundreds, which is an average of more than 11 sixes per innings. His overall strike rate in these 20 hundreds is 208.19.