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West Indies Gayle creates history with first-ball 6
Published on November 14, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Chris Gayle put his name in the record books again, becoming the first batsman to strike the first ball of a Test for six.

The talismanic West Indies opener lofted off-spinner Sohag Gazi, a Test newcomer, over the rope for a straight six on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Tuesday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

The International Cricket Council, the sport’s World governing body, confirmed the feat – the first time it has been achieved since Tests started in 1877.

Gayle collected 18 runs from the over, after the Bangladeshis chose to open the bowling with Gazi on a hard, easy-paced pitch.

The towering left-hander fell for 24, when he tried a similar stroke off the same bowler and was caught at long-off inside the first hour.

Meantime, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was undefeated on 123, rookie, fellow left-hander Kieran Powell made 117 and Denesh Ramdin was unbeaten on 52, as the Windies reached 361 for four in their first innings at the close.
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