Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle on February 24th, 2015 became the first player in the cricketing history to score a double hundred in World Cup. He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe where he scored 215 in 147 balls with 16 sixes and 10 fours and also surpassed Gary Kirsten’s record of the highest score (188*) by an individual player in World Cup. Gayle, who was criticized for his poor form early in the tournament, came out all guns blazing to become the 4th overall and the 1st non-Indian to score a double hundred in ODIs. Here are the list of records Chris Gayle broke during his innings.
First Non-Indian to score an ODI double hundred.
Chris Gayle became the Second West Indian to score 9000 runs. Gayle has 9136 runs from 261 ODI innings. Only Brian Lara has scored more than Gayle as he had scored 10,405 runs from 289 innings.
World Record Partnership for any wicket in ODIs. Previous best was by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid- 331 against New Zealand at Hyderabad.
Highest Individual score in a World Cup match. Previous best was Gary Kirsten’s 188* against UAE at Rawalpindi.
Most number of sixes in an ODI innings. Equals the record of Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.
Highest Partnership by any West Indian pair.
First time in ODI that a double hundred and a hundred was scored in the same innings.
Highest ODI total for West Indies in ODIs. Previous best was 364-3 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in 2014.
Chris Gayle is only batsman to have a unique triple of: 300 in Tests, 200 in ODIs and 100 in T20Is.
This is highest ever team total in all the ODIs played in Australia, beating 368-5 by Australia vs Sri Lanka at Sydney in 2006.
Chris Gayle is the first man on the planet to score 200 in an ODI and take wicket in the same match.