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2017-04-19

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle became the first player to reach 10,000 Twenty20 runs as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League last night.

Gayle has scored 7,534 runs in fours and sixes in his domestic T20 career, making 18 centuries and 61 fifties.

He smashed five boundaries and seven sixes against Gujarat, making 77 as RCB finished on 213-2.

Brendon McCullum made 72 in response as Gujarat slipped to a 21-run loss.

Gayle needed only 63 runs before the start of the 2017 IPL to achieve the milestone but his low scores and being dropped from two matches delayed the feat.

When he reached the landmark, he had made 3,283 runs for his IPL franchise, 1,519 for the West Indies national team and 1,452 for his local franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.

No other batsman has crossed 8,000 runs in T20s with the second highest run-scorer after Gayle being New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum with 7,524.

Australia’s Brad Hodge has 7,338 runs to his name while David Warner has 7,156 runs.