One of the most destructive opening batsmen in the world Chris Gayle has made history on 9 January when he hits the quickest half-century in a T20 match for West Indies. Now he becomes the first West Indies batsman to score fastest fifty in twenty20s. Chris Gayle completed his fifty in 17 balls with 5 big sixes and 5 fours. He made this T20 record against South Africa, match played at Cape Town.
Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith came to open for West Indies when team was asked to chase 166 runs in 20 overs. Smith was playing run a ball inning whereas Gayle was so aggressive. He was batting in top gear from the very first over of the West Indian innings. West Indies scored 78 runs in first six overs of the match without losing wicket.
Gayle made 77 runs from 31 balls in this match winning inning. He was awarded man of the match later on. West Indies beat South Africa in this t20 match by 4 wickets. The fastest fifty record in T20 international is named to Yuvraj Singh as he completed half-century in 12 balls against England in t20 world cup 2007.