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Chris Gayle on Fire in the BPL Eliminator
Bangladesh Premier League 2016

Chris Gayle on Fire in the BPL Eliminator

Jamaican Chris Gayle is considered one of the most explosive batsmen in limited-overs cricket, with numerous records under his belt in all formats of the game. His free-stroking, aggressive style is ideal for fast-paced modern cricket. With a combination of outstanding hand-eye coordination and sheer strength, topped off with a side of bravado, he regularly smashes even perfect-length deliveries to the boundary.


Representing Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League, Gayle walked to the crease in a do-or-die eliminator against the Rajshahi Kings. Hitting a boundary and two sixes soon after coming to the crease, his confidence got the better of him as he slipped and twisted his back while attempting a sweep off Atif Hossain. Demonstrating quick thinking, he made sure to keep his back foot inside the crease, toppling to his side.

6.1 Atif Hossain to Chris Gayle, 0


However, he was not to be unfazed, as he quickly resumed business as usual with another towering six just two balls later.

6.6 Afif Hossain to Chris Gayle, SIX!


He took a supporting role for a few overs as Tamim Iqbal came into form.

7.6 Darren Sammy to Chris Gayle, 1

8.5 Farhad Reza to Chris Gayle, 0


Finally, returning to his trademark style, he began hard-hitting the Vikings bowling again.

9.5 Darren Sammy to Chris Gayle, Four!

10.2 James Franklin to Chris Gayle, SIX!


A lapse in judgement brought his rapid-fire 44 off 30 balls to an end as he holed out a full-toss from James Franklin to Farhad Reza.

10.4 James Franklin to Chris Gayle, OUT!


Scoring the majority of his runs off of 5 sixes and two boundaries, this is an attacking mindset we should see continue should the Kings progress to the Qualifiers.