Sylhet Royals v Barisal Burners, BPL 2012, Mirpur February 10, 2012

Gayle's explosive ton takes Barisal to win

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Barisal Burners 167 for 0 (Gayle 101*, Shehzad 56*) beat Sylhet Royals 165 for 4 (Trego 62, Kapali 56) by 10 wickets
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Where there is a Twenty20 tournament to be played, there is Chris Gayle to smash a hundred. He scored his fifth Twenty20 century in the past year to take Barisal Burners to an easy win against Sylhet Royals in the opening game of the Bangladesh Premier League. Sylhet's total of 165 seemed like a competitive one, but Gayle made a mockery of it, smashing 10 sixes and seven fours in his 101 off 44 balls. Barisal were home in 13.1 overs.

Keeping Gayle company was Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad, who scored 56 off 35 balls with nine fours and a six. Sylhet's Australian import, Brad Hogg, could not keep Gayle quiet, and went for 27 in his three overs. Hogg didn't have it as bad as two other Sylhet overseas players - Peter Trego and Scott Styris went for 23 and 27 in their only overs.

Trego had earlier helped Sylhet recover from a sluggish start to reach a decent total, with his 62. His 105-run partnership with Alok Kapali (56) formed the bulk of Sylhet's total.

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  • on February 11, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Very good, Gayle. Great stuff.

  • on February 11, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    Today Gayle played an extra ordinary innings in BPL. Being a cricket fan I am very happy for this new event in South Asia. Most interesting and good thing in this tournament is Pakistani cricketers are also participating in BPL. I would like to thank ICC and Bangladesh cricket board for organizing very awesome tournament.

  • on February 11, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    And the WI slectors are saying, They can do without him, oh I just remembered They have Darren Sammy omg

  • irony on February 10, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    things won't be the same when the tournament will get in to the middle phase.

  • mhema on February 10, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    T20 is his own game and he proved it yet again, Gayle's SMOKING !

  • on February 10, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    Chris Gayle have 3 more games to play for Burners...can he take the burners to the semis....?

  • on February 10, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    Does anyone know which bowler is most successful againt this monster? Unless he makes an 'unforced error' , he can smash any bowler in the world, be it from Bangladesh, India or Australia... I think he stores his energy even in his braids!!

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Too small ground for him.

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    Chris Gayle is a simply a Monster of T20 Cricket.............

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    another GAYLE storm, 5 centuries for this tournament........

  • on February 11, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Very good, Gayle. Great stuff.

  • on February 11, 2012, 0:38 GMT

    Today Gayle played an extra ordinary innings in BPL. Being a cricket fan I am very happy for this new event in South Asia. Most interesting and good thing in this tournament is Pakistani cricketers are also participating in BPL. I would like to thank ICC and Bangladesh cricket board for organizing very awesome tournament.

  • on February 11, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    And the WI slectors are saying, They can do without him, oh I just remembered They have Darren Sammy omg

  • irony on February 10, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    things won't be the same when the tournament will get in to the middle phase.

  • mhema on February 10, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    T20 is his own game and he proved it yet again, Gayle's SMOKING !

  • on February 10, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    Chris Gayle have 3 more games to play for Burners...can he take the burners to the semis....?

  • on February 10, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    Does anyone know which bowler is most successful againt this monster? Unless he makes an 'unforced error' , he can smash any bowler in the world, be it from Bangladesh, India or Australia... I think he stores his energy even in his braids!!

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Too small ground for him.

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:26 GMT

    Chris Gayle is a simply a Monster of T20 Cricket.............

  • on February 10, 2012, 17:04 GMT

    another GAYLE storm, 5 centuries for this tournament........

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    wi will never pick gayle ever again wi cricket is dead

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    omg... it was fun and entartaining... galye played awsum.. hope he can gift more such innings be4 he leaves bd!.. and scott styris seemed very non serious all the way.

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Chris Gayle is the greatest hitter of all time.

  • on February 10, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    C.G. dangerous player for T20's....?

  • on February 10, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    I enjoyed the match so much.

  • on February 10, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    chris gayle is a monster player of t20 player too good

  • on February 10, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    woah the monster has already warmed up for IPL

  • class9ryan on February 10, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Gayle has looked in tremendous form in d T20 version since d World Cup. This is d real time for Windies Cricket Board 2 make him ready for d T20 World cup.

  • on February 10, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    hehehe styris got gailed.......

  • on February 10, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    Still the best Windies bat around, bar none! Letting his bat do the talking, and I hope (yeah, right!) that the WICB is listening!!! No World Cup success this year without Gayle...

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  • on February 10, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    Still the best Windies bat around, bar none! Letting his bat do the talking, and I hope (yeah, right!) that the WICB is listening!!! No World Cup success this year without Gayle...

  • on February 10, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    hehehe styris got gailed.......

  • class9ryan on February 10, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Gayle has looked in tremendous form in d T20 version since d World Cup. This is d real time for Windies Cricket Board 2 make him ready for d T20 World cup.

  • on February 10, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    woah the monster has already warmed up for IPL

  • on February 10, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    chris gayle is a monster player of t20 player too good

  • on February 10, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    I enjoyed the match so much.

  • on February 10, 2012, 14:48 GMT

    C.G. dangerous player for T20's....?

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Chris Gayle is the greatest hitter of all time.

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    omg... it was fun and entartaining... galye played awsum.. hope he can gift more such innings be4 he leaves bd!.. and scott styris seemed very non serious all the way.

  • on February 10, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    wi will never pick gayle ever again wi cricket is dead