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Brendon McCullum breaks Chris Gayle's long-standing T20 record

In the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, McCullum broke the record of the 'Universe Boss' Gayle. He overthrew the West Indian in terms of scoring maximum fours in T20 cricket.

Written by: Aditya Maheshwari, New Delhi [ Updated: August 29, 2018 11:20 IST ]
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Brendon McCullum breaks Chris Gayle's long-standing T20 record

The battle between Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum in T20 cricket is getting more interesting by the day. It's McCullum this time who overthrew the West Indian in terms of scoring maximum fours in T20 cricket. Former New Zealand captain, who was one of the best limited-overs batsmen during his international career, is still enjoying his great run in the various T20 domestic leagues. In the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, McCullum broke the record of the 'Universe Boss' Gayle. Playing for Trinbago Knight Riders, McCullum took his total number of boundaries to 879 in 341 T20 matches. While Gayle has hit 875 fours in 340 matches and is also a part of Caribbean Premier League for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

McCullum's record went unnoticed during Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents, where he scored 66 runs in 42 balls. TKR were chasing a target of 129 runs and 'Baz' scored more than half of it to take his team to victory. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit 8 fours and 3 sixes during his astonishing innings.

 
Suspended Australian opener David Opener is third in the list of maximum fours as he has scored 780 fours from 251 matches. He is also participating in CPL 2018 for St Lucia Stars.
 
The battle for most fours in T20 cricket will continue in the current edition of CPL as all the top 3 record holders are playing in the same tournament. While Gayle has high chances to get back on top spot as he is currently active in international cricket while the Kiwi batsman is retired from all formats of the game.

However, in the two other batting records in T20 cricket, Gayle is leading the charts with a huge margin. In the highest runs tally, the Jamaican giant is the only one to score more than 10,000 runs in the shortest format. He has scored 11,599 runs, while McCullum is second on the list with 9,330 runs. While in the maximum sixes list, Gayle is leading with 857 sixes.

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