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Gayle into record books with 'first six'


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Gayle smashed debutant Sohag Gazi over long-on, taking 18 from the first over. – File photo by AP

DHAKA: Flamboyant West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first player to hit a six from the first ball of a test match when he launched his big-hit against Bangladesh on Tuesday, the International Cricket Council said.

Gayle smashed debutant Sohag Gazi over long-on, taking 18 from the first over but the 21-year-old off-spinner took revenge by having the opener caught for 24.

West Indies reached 361-4 after the first day of the first test.

The first officially recognised test match commenced on March 15, 1877 and was contested by England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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s patel Nov 14, 2012 11:59am
May be Int CC was not formed then
Suhail Chaudhry Nov 13, 2012 08:27pm
Like. A. Boss.
dalbirk Nov 14, 2012 06:29am
Gayle is the most ferocious hitter I have ever seen . I have been watching cricket since 1983 have seen Viv Richards & all other batsmen in last 30 years . But this guy is beyond all . When he is on attacking mode , he is unstoppable . Gets out only when defending
dalbir Nov 14, 2012 06:25am
Gayle is one of the most ferocious hitters I have ever seen . I am watching cricket since 1983 , I have seen Viv Richards & almost all the hitters in last 30 years , but Gayle is wonderfully gifted . When he is on attacking mode , he is unstoppable . He gets out only when defending .
Desi Nov 14, 2012 05:15am
Globetrotter Nov 14, 2012 05:15am
Love ya Chris...You are da maan...
mohammad iqbal Nov 14, 2012 04:33am
yes. only gayle and none other could have smashed a six on the first ball of a test match. He almost surpassed his compatriots sobers and richards in throwing the bowler out of ground. well done gayle. you are now more entertainer and less cricketer. people come to stadium to watch you and not to see cricket
Goga Nalaik Nov 13, 2012 10:38pm
No Sir, Majid Khan did it long ago. Please check
karachiwalaaa Nov 13, 2012 09:01pm
hes the man...most charismatic player right now