Chris Gayle is the first and only player to carry on his bat in a T20 innings
Chris Gayle is the first and only player to carry the bat in a T20I innings

Carry the bat in a T20 Internationals, Chris Gayle,

Chris Gayle is a West Indian cricketer known for his aggressive batting style and high-scoring innings. One of the most notable records he holds is his record of carrying the bat in a T20I innings. Chris Gayle is the first and Only Player to carry his bat in a T20I innings. He scored 63 not-out off 50 balls against Sri Lanka while West Indies got all-out on 101.

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Carrying the bat refers to a situation where a batsman remains not out at the end of the innings, having faced all or most of the deliveries. This feat is a testament to a batsman’s ability to remain composed and continue playing despite the fall of wickets at the other end.

Apart from his record of carrying the bat, Gayle has numerous records to his name in T20 cricket. At one point of time he was holding the record for the most sixes in T20I cricket, with over 100 sixes. He still holds the record of most sixes in T20 cricket. Gayle is the first ever batsman to hit 1000 sixes in T20 cricket.

Chris Gayle holds the distinction of being the most experienced player for the West Indies cricket team in international matches. He is also the only player to achieve the rare feat of scoring a triple century in Test matches, a double century in One Day Internationals, and a century in T20 Internationals.

Carrying bat through a completed innings in T20 Internationals

PlayerRunsTotalInnsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Chris Gayle63*1011West Indiesv Sri LankaThe Oval19-Jun-09
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Carrying bat through a completed innings in One Day Internationals

PlayerRunsTotalInnsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
GW Flower84*2051Zimbabwev EnglandSydney15-Dec-94
Saeed Anwar103*2192Pakistanv ZimbabweHarare22-Feb-95
NV Knight125*2461Englandv PakistanNottingham01-Sep-96
RD Jacobs49*1101West Indiesv AustraliaManchester30-May-99
DR Martyn116*1911Australiav New ZealandAuckland03-Mar-00
HH Gibbs59*101†2South Africav PakistanSharjah28-Mar-00
AJ Stewart100*1922Englandv West IndiesNottingham20-Jul-00
Javed Omar33*1032Bangladeshv ZimbabweHarare08-Apr-01
Azhar Ali81*1992Pakistanv Sri LankaColombo (RPS)16-Jun-12
TWM Latham79*1901New Zealandv IndiaDharamsala16-Oct-16
WU Tharanga112*1872Sri Lankav PakistanAbu Dhabi16-Oct-17
FDM Karunaratne52*1361Sri Lankav New ZealandCardiff01-Jun-19

FAQs

What is carrying the bat in T20Is?

Carrying the bat in T20Is refers to a situation where a batsman remains not out at the end of the innings, having faced all or most of the deliveries.

Why is carrying the bat considered important in T20Is?

Carrying the bat is a testament to a batsman’s ability to remain composed and continue playing despite the fall of wickets at the other end. It is an indicator of the batsman’s skill, concentration, and composure under pressure.

Who holds the record for carrying the bat in T20Is?

Chris Gayle holds the record for carrying the bat in T20Is, He is the first and only player to carry the bat throughput the innings.

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