* Chris Gayle (215) hit the first double century in World Cup history and took 138 balls to reach the milestone.
* Gayle bettered South African Gary Kirsten’s 188 not out in the 1996 World Cup match against United Arab Emirates to post the highest individual score in the tournament’s history.
* Gayle featured in a 372-run stand with Marlon Samuels, highest partnership for any wicket in one-day international cricket.
* Gayle’s 215 placed him third in the list of highest individual ODI scores — behind the Indian duo of Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag (219).
* Gayle became the fourth player and only non-Indian to register an ODI double century.
* He also became the only batsman to hit a century in Twenty20 Internationals, double century in ODIs and triple century in tests.