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GAYLE SMASHES BIGGEST EVER BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE SCORE

West Indies opener clubbed a century in 45 balls for Rangpur Riders

Chris Gayle is at it again.

The West Indies batsman had recorded the highest individual score ever made in the Bangladesh Premier League during Rangpur Riders' clash with Khulna Titans in Dhaka.

Gayle posted a mammoth 126 not out from 51 deliveries, reaching three figures from just 45, as he registered his 19th Twenty20 century.

Four of those tons have come in the BPL; no one else has managed more that one in the competition's history.

Gayle's 126 knocked the 122 made by Sabbir Rahman last year off top spot and helped his team to a comfortable eight-wicket victory on Friday.

It was a record-breaking innings in more way than one, however.

Chris Gayle, pictured in action in the Caribbean Premier League, has been making history in Bangladesh

The Jamaican's hit 14 sixes during the extraordinary knock - the most by any batsman in a single innings in the BPL. Only Gayle has managed more than 10 maximums in one visit to the crease in the competition, and the West Indian has done so on four separate occasions.

And to top it all off, he passed 800 career T20 sixes during another breaktaking display of big hitting.

"All about momentum when you're batting as well, a 170 wicket, the best wicket in Dhaka so far," he said afterwards.

"The pressure was always there. It's always important for somebody in the top three to bat deep. I never like to leave it for anyone, we have guys in the shed, but have to take it across the line."

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