Gayle sets two records as WI beat England in T20 World Cup

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 20:00

The West Indies have won their opening fixture of the T20 World Cup against England in Mumbai, with Chris Gayle setting two records for sixes in the process.

The West Indies were set 183 runs to win by England, after the West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl.

England scored 182 for 6.

The West Indies in reply, made 183 for 4 off 18.1 balls, with Chris Gayle, taking just 47 balls to reach 100, ending the game at that score not out.

The fastest T20 century is by Richard Levi of South Africa in just 45 balls against New Zealand in February 2012. 

Gayle scored 11 sixes, breaking his own record as the player with the most sixes in a T20 innings.

At the end of the game, Gayle had scored 98 sixes in T20 Internationals, breaking New Zealand's Brendon McCullum's record of 91.  

Marlon Samuels 37 off 27 balls was the next highest score for the West Indies while England's top player was Joe Root, scoring 48 off 36.

The West Indies will next face Sri Lanka on Sunday.