Gayle: What happens next?

February 25, 2015
Chris Gayle, still most runs

Chris Gayle’s blistering return to form with a World Cup record of 215 against Zimbabwe on Tuesday begs the obvious question: what can South Africa expect from the West Indian in their match in Sydney on Friday? His career performances suggests it will be around 31 runs.

A look at Gayle’s career ODI statistics might offer some sort of answer. He has scored 22 hundreds in 261 innings, with an average of 37.44 at a strike rate of 84.82. It’s clear that when the big man gets ‘set’ he can destroy any attack in the world.

Here though, we look at what has happened next, following a hundred. His average for the next innings after a big one is 30.80.

2001
152 vs Kenya: Faced 150 balls and smashed 17 sixes in his innings before being bowled by Thomas Odoyo.
10 vs Kenya: Faced 22 balls and hit one four before being caught.

2002 
103 vs India (2nd ODI): Faced 116 balls and struck eight sixes before being bowled by Javigal Srinath.
72 vs India (3rd ODI): Faced 68 balls and hit 12 fours and two sixes before being bowled by Harbajhan Singh.
140 vs India (4th ODI): Faced 127 balls and hit 12 fours and five sixes before being caught off Virender Sehwag.
101 vs India (5th ODI): Faced 107 balls and hit 10 fours and three sixes before being caught behind off Harbajhan Singh.

2003
119 vs Kenya (World Cup): Faced 151 balls and hit two sixes before being caught off Joseph Angara.
37 vs Australia: Faced 50 balls (six fours) before being caught off Brett Lee.

153no vs Zimbabwe: Faced 160 balls and hit 19 fours and two sixes.
8 vs Zimbabwe: Faced 15 balls before being caught off Andy Blignaut.

112no vs Zimbabwe: Faced 75 balls and hit 17 fours and two sixes.

2004
4 vs South Africa: Faced 15 balls (one four) before being caught.

152no vs Zimbabwe: Faced 153 balls and hit 19 fours and two sixes.
2 vs England: Faced 17 balls before being bowled by Darren Gough.

132no vs England: Faced 165 balls and hit 12 fours and a six.
4 vs New Zealand: Faced 13 balls before being caught off Jacob Oram.

2005
132 vs South Africa: Faced 152 balls and hit seven fours and two sixes before being caught off Andre Nel.
3 vs South Africa: Faced five balls before being caught off Makhaya Ntini.

124 vs Pakistan: Faced 137 balls and hit 13 fours before being caught off Shabbir Ahmed.
54 vs Australia: Playing for the ICC World XI, faced 48 balls (eight fours and a six) before being caught off Shane Watson.

2006
123 vs India: Faced 130 balls and hit 18 fours and two sixes before being caught off Ajit Agarkar.
0 vs India: Faced eight balls before being caught off Agarkar.

104no vs Bangladesh (Champions Trophy): Faced 118 balls and hit 11 fours and three sixes.
0 vs Sri Lanka (Champions Trophy): Faced five balls and was caught off Chaminda Vaas.

101 vs England (Champions Trophy): Faced 128 balls and hit 10 fours and a six.
133no vs South Africa (Champions Trophy): Faced 135 balls and hit 17 fours and three sixes.
37 vs Australia (Champions Trophy final): Faced 27 balls and hit six fours and two sixes before being bowled by Nathan Bracken).

2008
110no vs Canada: Faced 77 balls and hit 14 fours and six sixes.
113 vs Pakistan (1st ODI): Faced 106 balls with 11 fours and five sixes before being caught off Umar Gul.
0 vs Pakistan (2nd ODI): Bowled sixth ball by Sohail Tanvir.
122 vs Pakistan (3rd ODI): Faced 137 balls and hit five fours and six sixes before being caught of Umar Gul.
25 vs New Zealand: Faced 36 balls (one four, one six) before being caught off Kyle Mills.

2009
135 vs New Zealand: Faced 129 balls with nine fours and five sixes before being caught off Kyle Mills.
2 vs England: Trapped lbw by Stuart Broad off 11th ball.

2012
125 vs New Zealand: Faced 107 balls with eight fours and nine sixes before being caught off Kyle Mills.
11 vs New Zealand: Faced 22 balls (two fours) before being caught off Tim Southee.

2013
109 vs Sri Lanka: Faced 100 balls (nine fours, seven sixes) before being caught off Ajantha Mendis.
11 vs India: Faced nine balls (two fours) before being caught off Umesh Yadav.

2015
215 vs Zimbabwe (World Cup): Faced 147 balls ( 10 fours, 16 sixes) before being caught off Hamilton Masakadza.
?? vs South Africa (World Cup).

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