Gayle storm hands Rangpur Riders maiden BPL title

Frederick Owens
December 14, 2017

When asked if he was the Don Bradman of T20s, Gayle said: "I'm the greatest batsman of all time".

Interestingly, none of these three tons was scored during the group stages. When Rangpur Riders took on Dhaka Dynamites at Bangladesh Premier League, it turned into a Gayle storm on the field. Charles played well and made a century in his last match against Comilla Victorians.

Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah has taken the highest number of catches in the tournament - 13.

The big-hitting West Indian went on to score 146 not out off 69 balls as his team posted a match-winning total of 206/1 in their 20 overs after batting first against pre-tournament favourites Dhaka Dynamites.

Rangpur Riders opener Chris Gayle sits on the top again thanks to his exploits in the final.

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Mashrafe diving full length during the match against Comilla Victorians on December 12

0 - Batsmen who have scored more runs in an innings in a BPL game than Gayle's unbeaten 146, which makes his innings the highest score in BPL history. Among the Bangladeshis, Anamul Haque has hit the highest - 11. In fact, Gayle has made four of the five highest scores in this tournament: apart from the unbeaten 126 versus the Titans four days ago, which is the second-highest score in BPL history, he also scored 116 and 114 in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament.Sabbir Rahman's 122 past year is the only non-Gayle innings in the top five.

It was raining sixes in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Three players have been out for a duck a record three times in this BPL.

In the end, Rangpur finished with 206 runs on the board with Dhaka able to clinch just that one wicket of Charles in the second over, bowled by Shakib alHasan. Jahurul Islam's fifty was not enough for Dhaka to chase the target down as they kept losing wickets in regular intervals.

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