West Indies’ Chris Gayle creates Test history with opening six

Chris Gayle has become the first player ever to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.

The West Indies left hander hit Bangladesh debutant Sohag Gazi over long-on in the first Test in Dhaka.

It was the 2,051st Test in history since the first match in 1877 but Gayle’s luck eventually ran out when Gazi had the opener caught for 24.

Gayle has now smashed a total of 84 sixes in his Test career to reach joint sixth on the all-time list. Read more