West Indies batsmen Chris Gayle on Tuesday created record by scoring his maiden double hundred in the World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe. He hammered 215 runs on 147 deliveries that helped his team to put a huge total on the scoreboard. West Indies scored 372 runs in 50 overs by losing only two wickets. Ironically, Carribean lost their first wicket with zero runs on the scoreboard and second wicket on the last delivery of their innings.
Chris Gayle was not in good form before this game and many started saying that his good days to score runs quickly are gone. However, Gayle humbly answered those with his historical knock that will be remembered for the ages.
Some records made by Chris Gayle in today’s game:-
- Gayle’s 215 runs was the highest individual score in the World Cup history. He surpassed Gary Kirsten’s 188 runs that he made against UAE.
- Gayle was the only batsmen to score double hundred in the World Cup.
- Gayle hammered 16 sixes in his innings and joined Rohit Sharma and Ab de Villiers with the most sixes in an ODI innings.
- Gayle scored 136 runs dealing with ten fours and 16 sixes that is fifth highest runs in boundaries in an ODI innings.
- Gayle’s 215 runs was the third highest individual score in the ODIs and become the first players to score 200 other than any Indian players.
- Gayle made partnership of 372 runs with Marlon Samuels, which was the highest partnership made in ODIs. They surpassed the Sachin Tendulkar- Rahul Dravid’s 331 shared runs that they made in 1999 against New Zealand.
- Gayle became the first batsmen who scored a century in T20s, double hundred in ODIs and triple hundred in Test matches.
- This was the first time in an ODI that one batsman scored 200 runs, and his partner scored century in the same match.
- Only two batsmen bowled out in West Indies innings in which one get out in a duck and second came back to the pavilion by scoring 200 runs in the last ball.
- Chris Gayle hit fastest 200 runs in 138 balls in ODIs. He scored 215 runs that came only in 147 balls.
- Gayle hit his first hundred runs in 105 balls but hammered his latter hundred runs in only 32 balls.