It’s been 40 since ICC Cricket World Cup has started, in this phase we have seen the making of new champions, champions fall to weaker teams and what not. It’s been an exciting journey with many new records being made and old ones being broken. But the latest record in the 2015 World Cup would definitely take some time to break but the way this game is progressing predicting anything would be a mistake.

Chris Gayle created yet another milestone in his illustrious career as he set the record for the highest individual score in a World Cup scoring the 1st ever double century in World Cup history.

Here’s the List of the Highest individual scores in ICC Cricket World Cup

 

Name

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

Opp

Ground

Match Date

Chris Gayle (WI)

215

147

10

16

Zim

Canberra

24 Feb 2015

Gary Kirsten (SA)

188*

159

13

4

UAE

Rawalpindi

16 Feb 1996

Saurav Ganguly (Ind)

183

158

17

7

SL

Taunton

26 May 1999

Viv Richards (WI)

181

125

16

7

SL

Karachi

13 Oct 1987

Kapil Dev (Ind)

175*

138

16

6

Zim

Tunbridge Wells

18 Jun 1983

Virender Sehwag (Ind)

175

140

14

5

Ban

Dhaka

19 Feb 2011

CB Wishart (Zim)

172*

151

18

3

Nam

Harare

10 Feb 2003

GM Turner (NZ)

171*

201

16

2

EA

Birmingham

7 Jun 1975

AC Hudson (SA)

161

132

13

4

Net

Rawalpindi

5 Mar 1996

Imran Nazir (Pak)

160

121

14

8

Zim

Kingston

21 Mar 2007

Matthew Hayden (Aus)

158

143

14

4

WI

North Sound

27 Mar 2007

Stat updated till 25 February, 2015

While many would not.’t believe their eyes when they see the entry on top the list, we would like to say them that, what they see is completely true. Chris Gayle has not only become the third person after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma to hit a double century in One Day Internationals, he also became the first person to hit a double century in World Cups.

In his innings of 215 against Zimbabwe, Chris Gayle broke many records such as highest individual score in World Cup, Highest partnership in ODIs, Equaled the record for most sixes in an innings and also made the record reach the fastest 200.

He broke the 19 year old record made by former Indian coach Gary Kirsten. Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag are the two lone Indians in the Top 10 list of highest run scorers in the World Cup in a single innings.

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