Gayle Force Smashes 12-ball 50

Chris Gayle hit a 12-ball half-century to equal the record for the fastest fifty in twenty20 cricket.

However, he it was not enough to prevent Melbourne Renegades from going out of the Australian Big Bash League.

Gayle hit seven sixes to equal the mark of Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh against England at the 2007 World Twenty20.

He was out five balls later for 56.

Needing to surpass Adelaide Strikers’ 170/5 inside 16 overs, to reach the semi-finals, the renegades were dismissed for 143.