Chris Gayle, with his career-best performance of five for 46, followed by 60 off 68 balls against Australia in the seventh and final Limited-Overs International at St.George's, Grenada on June 1, 2003, became the second West Indian all-rounder after Vivian Richards and the eleventh in the world to post a 50-plus and to claim 5 or more wickets in the same match.
Vivian Richards is the only one to post a hundred as well as to capture 5 wickets in the same match in the history of Limited-Overs Internationals, having accomplished the feat against New Zealand at Dunedin in 1986-87.
Incidentally, Chris Gayle is the only one amongst the eleven all-rounders to have achieved the feat of 50-plus runs + five wickets in the same match against Australia.
The eleven all-rounders with 50-plus runs and 5 or more wickets in the same match are:
Runs + Wkts. Allrounder For Opponents Venue Season 63* + 6/25 S.B.Styris NZ West Indies Port of Spain 2002 54 + 6/49 L.Klusener SA Sri Lanka Lahore 1997-98 57 + 5/24 M.E.Waugh Aus. West Indies Melbourne 1992-93 53 + 5/26 R.C.Irani Eng. India The Oval 2002 70 + 5/27 K.Srikkanth Ind. New Zealand Vishakhapatnam 1988-89 80 + 5/33 G.A.Hick Eng. Zimbabwe Harare 1999-00 71* + 5/34 S.C.Ganguly Ind. Zimbabwe Kanpur 2000-01 61 + 5/40 Shahid Afridi Pak. England Lahore 2000-01 119 + 5/41 IVA Richards W.I. N.Zealand Dunedin 1986-87 60 + 5/46 C.H.Gayle W.I. Australia St.George's 2002-03 70* + 5/48 Abdul Razzaq Pak. India Bellerive 1999-00
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajesh Kumar)