Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle smashed a century off 30 balls in an Indian Premier League match on Tuesday and finished on 175 not out, the highest ever Twenty20 innings.

Playing for the Bangalore franchise, Gayle blasted 17 sixes and 13 fours off just 66 deliveries to take his team to a mammoth total of 263 for five wickets.

Pune captain Aaron Finch watched helplessly as the 33-year-old Jamaican swatted the bowlers to all parts of the ground and some of the sixes flew out of the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Gayle's 30-ball century eclipsed the 34-ball hundred scored by Australian Andrew Symonds for Kent against Middlesex in 2004.

The left-hander also posted the highest individual score in a Twenty20 game, going past New Zealander Brendon McCullum's 158.

Flamboyant Pakistani Shahid Afridi holds the record of fastest international century in the 50-over format (37 balls) and South African Richard Richard Levi (45 balls) has made the quickest international T20 hundred.

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Comments (16)

tuxido
April 23, 2013 5:41 pm
No followers of IPL in Pakistan.
Pramodh
April 23, 2013 5:44 pm
Agree. Its the best form of cricket right now
Jabaaz
April 23, 2013 5:44 pm
Bro he is not ignorant he is being Zealous.....not a new thing to Pakistani People..hahhahaha
Ali G
April 23, 2013 7:21 pm
And we all thought that T20 was tailor made for Afridi. What happened to that hype?
Khan
April 23, 2013 4:56 pm
Not a big fan of IPL but surely a fan of Gayle! What a magnificiant player. Harm being Calm. Superb inning!
jacque
April 23, 2013 11:31 pm
what is the need of including this info in this article, "Flamboyant Pakistani Shahid Afridi holds the record of fastest international century in the 50-over format (37 balls)"..
Indian2905
April 23, 2013 2:47 pm
You are ignorant :)
Bobby
April 23, 2013 1:59 pm
If anyone missed the live action,be sure to watch the replay.It was truly an innings out of this world.Gayle was in a zone of his own,batted like a man possessed.You won't get to see an innings like this in the near future.This IPL season has been superb and it keeps getting better!!!
concerned212
April 23, 2013 2:01 pm
Ipl sucks but Gayle is the best.
RCBian
April 23, 2013 2:02 pm
Wow wt a knock!!
raj
April 23, 2013 1:38 pm
gr8 long live IPL
Adeel
April 23, 2013 2:22 pm
One day.....................every record has to break !. Great Kock !
Rayan
April 23, 2013 12:51 pm
Gayle you beast.......
The Hindu
April 23, 2013 2:32 pm
IPL is better than T20 International.
Irrfaan Akhtaar
April 24, 2013 8:19 am
Gayle is the showpiece in the indian premier league
Suneel
April 24, 2013 12:29 pm
It was his day to be the Star he is a good hard hitter but not a good batmens
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