West Indies vs Australia: Chris Gayle becomes first batsman to score 14,000 runs in T20 History

The landmark achievement came during the third T20I of West Indies vs Australia when the ‘Universe Boss’ took the Caribbean side to a comfortable 6 wicket victory.

Created On: Jul 13, 2021 10:26 IST
West Indies vs Australia
West Indies vs Australia

Chris Gayle on July 13, 2021, became the first batsman in history to score 14,000 runs in T20. The landmark achievement came during the third T20I of West Indies vs Australia when the ‘Universe Boss’ took the Caribbean side to a comfortable 6 wicket victory.

The 41-year-old player smashed 67 runs off 38 balls while chasing the target of 142 set by the Australian team.

The West Indies player had not done well for the team in the first two games of the West Indies vs Australia series, as he scored 4 and 13 runs respectively.

As criticism started to surface, Chris Gayle of the West Indies cricket team showed that why he still remains one of the finest batsmen in the shortest format of the game.

Reaching a milestone of 14,000 runs:

The universe boss had reached the milestone of 14,000 runs in the 20 over game with a six-off Adam Zampa. It was the first ball of the 9th over that saw the hard-hitting batsman hit the Aussie spinner for the maximum.

Chris Gayle also went on to register a half-century on the occasion and celebrated another huge landmark of his cricketing career in style.

Top 5 players to score in T20Is:

Player

Runs

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

14,000

Kieron Pollard (West Indies)

10,836

Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)

10,741

DA Warner (Australia)

10,017

Virat Kohli (India)

9992

Chris Gayle: Records

•  Chris Gayle, while heading into the match had scored 13,971 runs in 430 matches of T20I format at an average of 37.55 runs.

•  The player has now scored a total of 22 hundreds and 86 half-centuries.

•  In T20 format, Gayle has over 1,000 fours to his name as well as over a thousand sixes.

•  His highest score in the format is an unbeaten 175 against the now-defunct franchise of Indian Premier League, Pune Warriors India, in the 2013 season when he was playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

•  Chris Gayle is also the top-scoring batsman for West Indies in T20 International (T20I).

Background:

The Australian Cricket Team has been touring the West Indies in June and July 2021 to play three One Day International (ODI) and five T20 International (T20I) matches.

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