24 February 2015
Gayle and West Indies break records everywhere!
The records didn’t just tumble at the Manuka Oval, they were smashed out of the park.
Chris Gayle celebrates his double century.
1st - The first World Cup double century. Previous record was Gary Kirsten's 188 not out for SA v UAE in 1996
372 - The 372 run stand is a world record for any wicket in ODI cricket, surpassing the 331 added by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for India against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999.
54 - Breaking the previous highest World Cup partnership by 54, Samuels and Gayle now hold this record as well, surpassing the 318 Dravid added with Sourav Ganguly for India against Sri Lanka at Taunton the same year.
298 - The 298-ball partnership between Gayle and Samuels is now an ODI record for highest number of balls faced by a pair
138 - Gayle's double century came from 138 balls, the fastest in ODI history.
215 - Gayle’s 215 is also the highest score for the West Indies in ODI cricket, surpassing Viv Richards's 189 not out against England at Manchester in 1984.
400 Club - In the course of the innings, Gayle joined Shahid Afridi as the only men to hit 400 sixes in all international cricket.
16 - Gayle's 16 sixes equalled the ODI record with Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers. However it set a new World Cup record, beating David Miller's 9-six effort earlier in this tournament.
1st - This is the first ODI double century to be scored outside the subcontinent, Gayle is the first non-Indian to score an ODI double century.
3 - He is the only player to score a century in twenty 20 internationals, a double in ODIS sand a triple in Tests!
To view the full match scorecard and watch highlights from the exciting game, click here.
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