Gayle storm has surprised all teams and hit everyone like a tornado, including Valthaty’s team. The sixes man is set on breaking all rules. Valthaty ruled the first-half of the tournament. Not is it Gayle’s turn. Ironically, both are separated by just 2 runs and will play second match against each other.
The double centurion of IPL has broken all types of records associated with batting. With minimum 4 more matches to play and having played just 7 innings he already holds the record of maximum sixes in an IPL. His 32 sixes surpass the 31 six record set by Sanath Jayasuriya in 2008. His record strike rate of 201.85 is due to these sixes accompanied with 43 boundaries.
Valthaty on the other hand has hit second highest number of sixes, so far (till match 62), in the 2011 tournament. But his 19 sixes appear to less the sixes count of Gayle.
Gayle grabbed it for a day, surpassing Sehwag’s score – who left the tournament in between. Next Day Valthay scored his second half-century of the day to retain the cap. But he has taken 12 innings to lead Gayle with 2 runs, scoring 438 runs with a century and two half-centuries.
Gayle has scored 436 runs in just 7 innings. He has hit two centuries, one of which came against Valthaty’s Kings XI where Valthaty could score only 21 runs while chasing the target and Gayle took his wicket.
Gayle has taken 6 wickets and one catch too. Valthaty on the other hand has taken 5 wickets that include a 4-wicket match winning haul. He has taken 2 catches.
Match 63 Decides Orange Cap Holder
The match 63 between their teams would decide if Gayle can grab the Orange Cap again, or if Valthaty retains it!! Another twist awaiting can be Shaun Marsh!! Having already scored 412 runs, he also has the outside chance of beating both the Orange-cup holders, one after another.