T20 World Cup trophy
T20 World Cup trophy. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

As we gear up for the eighth version of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, rewinding again the memorable performances from the match historical past brings an pleasure issue amongst all cricketing followers.

The mega ICC match this 12 months will get underway on October 16 and can see 16 groups battle it out for the celebrated trophy. Whereas eight groups have certified straight for the Tremendous 12 stage, the First Spherical will decide the opposite 4 spots for a similar.  

Notably, the maiden version of the T20 World Cup was hosted by South Africa in 2007 and India emerged because the winners of the match by beating Pakistan within the finals. All through the match, numerous data had been damaged and a few unforgettable performances had been registered too. One efficiency that grabbed the highlight was Chris Gayle’s century within the very first recreation of the match in opposition to South Africa.  

In Group A’s first recreation in Johannesburg, South Africa skipper Graeme Smith opted to bowl first after profitable the toss and the West Indies openers Chris Gayle and Devon Smith placed on a present for the followers. The duo added 145 for the primary wicket and Gayle scored the majority of the runs among the many two. The left-hander obtained to a surprising century and have become the primary participant to attain a ton in ICC T20 World Cups.  

Chris Gayle hits ten big sixes in his innings

Chris Gayle’s 117 run-knock off simply 57 balls included ten big sixes and 7 fours at a strike price of 205.26. He was dismissed within the 17th over and his terrific innings helped his facet put up an enormous whole of 205 for six of their 20 overs.

Nonetheless, Herschelle Gibbs (90*) and Justin Kemp (46*) produced impactful efficiency within the second innings and Gayle ended up on the dropping facet regardless of his blistering knock.  

The massive lad from Caribbean went on to attain many extra centuries within the T20 format put up that, nonetheless, his efficiency in opposition to South Africa will probably be remembered for ages. It doesn’t get any higher than scoring a century within the very first recreation of a World Cup and that document will probably be one thing that Gayle might be happy with all the time.