CANBERRA: Gayle draws World Cup history and become the first non-Indian to score a fastest ODI double hundred in World Cup matches at Manuka Oval Cricket Ground, Canberra, Australia.
West Indies lost the first wicket of Smith in first over of their innings. Later on, Chris Gayle and Samules sum up a massive total of 372 in 50 overs.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit the first double century in the history of World Cup in Tuesday’s Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra. West Indies rack up a massive total of 372 for 2, with Chris Gayle leading the way with the first World Cup double hundred. His final score of 215 leaves him third in the list, after Rohit Sharma (264) and Vernider Sehwag (219) in terms of ODI individual high scores, also matched AB Diviliers and Rohit on the sixes record with 16 in an ODI innings.
Gayle successfully surpassed the record of Gerry Kirsten of South Africa who had the record of highest score (188) against the United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi in World Cup 1996. Today Gayle collected two records on his name; first he scored the highest score in the World Cup; and secondly he is the first batsman to score a double century in the World Cup.
The 372-run stand between Gayle and Samuels is the most ever for any wicket in ODIs.
Remarks of cricketers on Gayle’s performance:
— westindies (@westindies) February 24, 2015
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 24, 2015
Congrats @henrygayle Ist ever player to get double hundred in World Cup history!Great achievement big man!
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) February 24, 2015