Cricket World Cup 2015

Gayle ton rewrites record books

2015-02-24 14:17
Chris Gayle celebrates his century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval.

Canberra - Chris Gayle's stunning innings of 215 in a West Indies total of 372/2 in a Cricket World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday was a statistician's delight.

SCORECARD: West Indies v Zimbabwe

372 - The second-wicket stand shared by Gayle (215) and Marlon Samuels (133 not out), after Dwayne Smith was dismissed for a duck, was a new record for any one-day international partnership, surpassing the 331 shared by India's Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) in 1999.

215 - Gayle's innings was the first double century at the World Cup and beat the tournament's previous highest individual score of 188 not by South Africa's Gary Kirsten against the United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi in 1996.

138 - The number of balls Gayle faced as he scored the quickest ODI double century.

16 - The number of sixes Gayle struck equalled the most for an individual ODI innings shared by South Africa's AB de Villiers and India's Rohit Sharma.

5 - The number of double centuries now scored in the 3 612 match history of ODI cricket, with Gayle's the first by a non-Indian batsman after Rohit Sharma (two), Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. 

3 - Gayle's was the third-highest ODI innings behind Sharma's 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014 and Sehwag's 219 against the West Indies in Indore in 2011.

3 - The West Indies total of 372 for two was the third-highest by one Test nation against another at the World Cup following Australia's 377 for six against South Africa at Basseterre in 2007 and India's 373 for six against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1999.

2 - Gayle, who took two for 35 with his off-spin when Zimbabwe batted, is the only player to have scored 150 or more runs and taken two wickets in the same ODI. He made 153 not out and took two for 21 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2003.

1 - Gayle is now also the first man to score a double century and take two wickets in the same ODI.

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