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Gayle first to join IPL's 300 club

30th March 2019, 18:06 by Neil Foster

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians on Saturday, with Chris Gayle becoming the first batsman in IPL history to hit 300 sixes.

The giant left-hander clubbed four maximums in his 24-ball knock of 40 as Kings XI chased down 177 for victory with eight deliveries to spare.

Mumbai's 176-7 was built around 60 from South African Quinton de Kock, while Hardik Pandya chipped in with 31 down the order but too many batsmen got out after making a start.

Although a challenging score, it was never going to be enough once Gayle got into his stride and even the opener's dismissal with the score on 53 could not halt his side's victory charge.

India star KL Rahul ended up unbeaten on 71, with six fours and one six, while Mayank Agarwal made 43 from 21 balls, with four fours and two sixes.

The day belonged to Gayle, however, and his prolific power hitting can be illustrated by the fact South African AB de Villiers is second on the list with 192 sixes.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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