Chris Gayle smashes records en-route 147-ball 215

Chris Gayle smashes records en-route 147-ball 215

Chris Gayle created history against Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Here's the look at the records he broke.

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Chris Gayle hit as many as 16 sixes during his 215-run knock. (Source: Reuters)

Chris Gayle smashed a lot of records during his brutal knock of 215 in the World Cup 2015 contest against Zimbabwe on Tuesday. (Full Coverage| Points table| Fixtures)

Scorecard: West Indies vs Zimbabwe

* 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.

* The 35-year-old hit 16 sixes to match the record for most sixes in an ODI innings, also shared by India’s Rohit Sharma and South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

* 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.