Opening the innings, Gayle remained unbeaten on 175 that day. The bowlers who suffered most by the bat of Jamaican left hander were Mitchell Marsh and Ali Murtaza (5 sixes each), Aaron Finch (4 sixes, in just one over), Ashoke Dinda (2 sixes) and Luke Wright (1 six).
It now is the highest IPL score.
Gayle first equaled and then broke Brendon McCullum's record that he made in very first match of IPL back in 2008 (unbeaten on 158 off just 73 balls with 10 fours and 13 sixes). The bowlers who suffered by the bat of Kiwi wicket keeper were Praveen Kumar (3 sixes), Zaheer Khan (2 sixes), Ashley Noffke (2 sixes), Jacques Kallis (2 sixes), Sunil Joshi (2 sixes) and Cameron White (2 sixes).
Sanath Jayasuriya, Murali Vijay and Adam Gilchrist are only three other batsmen to smash sixes in double digit in an innings in IPL cricket match.
Also see : Most sixes in IPL career.
|Most sixes in an innings by a batsman in IPL match.|
|Chris Gayle (Bangalore)||175*||66||13||17||Pune||Bangalore||23 Apr 2013|
|Brendon McCullum (Kolkata)||158*||73||10||13||Bangalore||Bangalore||18 Apr 2008|
|Chris Gayle (Bangalore)||128*||62||7||13||Delhi||Delhi||17 May 2012|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai)||114*||48||9||11||Chennai||Mumbai||14 May 2008|
|Murali Vijay (Chennai)||127||56||8||11||Rajasthan||Chennai||3 Apr 2010|
|Adam Gilchrist (Deccan)||109*||47||9||10||Mumbai||Mumbai||27 Apr 2008|
|Michael Hussey (Chennai)||116*||54||8||9||Punjab||Mohali||19 Apr 2008|
|Chris Gayle (Bangalore)||107||49||10||9||Punjab||Bangalore||6 May 2011|
|Adam Gilchrist (Punjab)||106||55||8||9||Bangalore||Dharamsala||17 May 2011|
|Kevin Pietersen (Delhi)||103*||64||6||9||Deccan||Delhi||19 Apr 2012|
|Brendon McCullum (Chennai)||100*||56||8||9||Hyderabad||Chennai||11 Apr 2015|
|Chris Gayle (Bangalore)||85*||50||4||9||Kolkata||Bangalore||11 Apr 2013|
|Glenn Maxwell (Punjab)||95||43||6||9||Hyderabad||Sharjah||22 Apr 2014|
|Yuvraj Singh (Bangalore)||68*||29||1||9||Delhi||Bangalore||13 May 2014|
|Brendon McCullum (Chennai)||100*||56||7||9||Hyderabad||Chennai||11 Apr 2015|
|Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan)||100||37||9||8||Mumbai||Mumbai||13 Mar 2010|