CRICKET: Gayle equals fastest T20 half-century record
Jamaica and West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit a 12-ball half-century to equal the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket, but could not prevent the Melbourne Renegades from going out of the Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) today.
Gayle hit seven sixes to equal the mark of Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh against England at the 2007 World Twenty20.
He was out five balls later for 56.
The 36-year-old Gayle already holds the record for the fastest T20 hundred, made off 30 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in 2013.
Needing to surpass the Adelaide Strikers' 170 for five in 15 point five overs or less to reach the BBL semi-finals, the Renegades were bowled out for 143.