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Chris Gayle makes Test history

2012-11-14 11:30

Dhaka - West Indies opener Chris Gayle become the first player ever to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.

According to the BBC website, the left-hander hit Bangladesh debutant Sohag Gazi over long-on in the first Test in Dhaka.

It was the 2 051st Test in history since the first match in 1877 - some 135 years ago - but Gayle's luck eventually ran out when Gazi had Gayle caught for 24 off just 17 balls, having hit two fours and two sixes.

Gayle has now smashed a total of 84 sixes in his Test career to lie joint-sixth on the all-time list. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist leads the way with 100.

The 33-year-old Jamaican is known for his flamboyant style, and his seven Twenty20 centuries are more than any other player in that form of the game.

 

Sport24

Comments
  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-11-14 11:51

    But it was against Bangladesh!

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-11-14 16:20

      still classed as a test match,

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-11-14 11:52

    why am i not surprised

  • she.is.here.777 - 2012-11-14 12:31

    Well done dude!

  • barry.savage.33 - 2012-11-14 12:38

    Aaaah!!! And not a better bloke for this record!!!! Well done boet!!!

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