Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai 18 May 2012 - 01:12pm IST
Quick Stats: Match 67, DD v RCB
Spectacular Gayle sets IPL records tumbling
12 Number of Man-of-the-Match awards won by Gayle – the most by any player in IPL. He moved ahead of Yusuf Pathan’s tally of 11 awards
13 Number of sixes hit by Gayle, equaling the IPL record for most sixes in a match. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Brendon McCullum had also hit 13 sixes, against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the first ever IPL match in 2008.
57 Number of sixes hit by Gayle in IPL 2012 – the most by any batsman in a single edition of IPL. Gayle bettered his own record of 44 sixes in 2011.
127 Number of sixes hit by Gayle in IPL, by far the most by any batsman. The nearest to him is Suresh Raina with 91 sixes in 78 matches
128* Gayle’s score is the second highest score in IPL after Brendon McCullum’s 158*.
204 Runs added by Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, the second highest partnership in Twenty20 cricket after the 206-run stand between Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dharamsala in 2011.
215 Royal Challengers Bangalore’s total – the highest total in IPL 2012. It was also the highest for RCB in all IPL games.
706 Runs scored by Gayle in IPL 2012 – the most by any batsman in a single edition of IPL. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 618 runs in the 2010 edition.