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300 sixes and counting: Gayle achieves another swashbuckling feat in IPL

South Africa's AB de Villiers (192 sixes) is the second batsman on the list of most number of sixes

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Kings XI Punjab player Chris Gayle plays a shot during an IPL 2018 match against Mumbai Indians at Holkar Stadium in Indore. Photo: PTI

Chris Gayle, the left-handed batsman on Saturday became the first player in the (IPL) to smash over 300 sixes in the tournament as he scored a quickfire knock of 40 runs for his team against the

Gayle struck four sixes during his 24-ball knock to set up a successful run chase for Punjab who were able to defeat by eight wickets.

The left-hander as a result of his four sixes took his sixes count to 302 in 114 innings in the IPL. Gayle hit two back-to-back sixes against pacer to achieve this feat at Mohali.

South Africa's AB de Villiers is the second batsman on the list of most number of sixes. He has a total of 192 sixes in 131 IPL innings whereas Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is on the third position with 187 sixes.

Punjab had acquired Gayle in the 2018 IPL auction after he remained unsold in two rounds of bidding.

takes on Delhi Capitals in their next match on Monday, April 1.

First Published: Sun, March 31 2019. 11:51 IST