New Delhi Chris Gayle Such a player of world cricket, whose names are not known, how many records are recorded, which is not easy for any batsman to break. In all the three formats of cricket, Gayle has made such records on the basis of his batting, how many times he wonders if it can happen, but it has happened. It is the same in Test cricket and Gayle is the only batsman in the history of the longest format from cricket to have hit a six off the very first ball of a Test match.
Chris Gayle hit a six on the very first ball of the Test
Chris Gayle did this amazing in the Test match played against Bangladesh on 13 November 2012. Sohag Ghazi made his debut through this test match. Sohag Ghazi’s team captain Mushfiqur Rahim handed the ball to throw the first over for Bangladesh in this match. On the very first ball of his Test career, Ghazi had to eat six and this shot was hit by Chris Gayle. On Gazi’s first ball, Gayle hit a magnificent six over long on and for the first time in Test cricket history, he took the record of hitting a six off the very first ball of a match.
However, in the first innings of this match, Sohag Ghazi had Chris Gayle caught by Mahmudullah on the score of 24 runs. Gayle scored 17 runs in the first innings of this match, facing 17 balls, including two fours and two sixes. In the first innings, the West Indies had declared the innings by scoring 527 runs and for the Caribbean team Kiren Powell scored 117 runs, Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored an unbeaten 203 and Dinesh Ramdin scored an unbeaten 126 runs. Bangladesh team scored 556 runs in the first innings.
In the second innings, the West Indies team scored 273 runs and was all out. Sohag Ghazi took 6 wickets in this innings. Ghazi took 3 wickets in the first innings. However, Bangladesh were all out for 167 runs in the second innings and lost this match by 77 runs.
Most sixes in Test cricket
Test cricket Chris Gayle has hit 98 sixes in 103 matches and is third in terms of maximum sixes in the most lambre format of cricket. The batsman who hit the most sixes in Tests is former New Zealand batsman Brandon McCullum who hit 107 sixes in 101 matches. Former Australian opener batsman Adam Gilchrist is third in 96 Tests with 100 sixes. The Indian batsman who has hit the most sixes in Tests is Virender Sehwag, who hit 91 sixes in 104 matches.