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West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle struck the fastest ever Twenty20 century from just 30 balls during a record-breaking innings for the Banglore Royal Challengers today.

Gayle smashed 17 sixes and 13 fours against the Pune Warriors on his way to an unbeaten 175 from 66 balls - the highest individual score in the Indian Premier League.

Former Australia right-hander Andrew Symonds previously held the record for the quickest Twenty20 century when he reached three figures for Kent against Middlesex in 2004.

Gayle's century - his fourth in the IPL - also helped the Royal Challengers to the highest Twenty20 score, posting 264 for three, to beat Sri Lanka's 260 for six against Kenya in 2007.

PA Media