West Indies destructive opener Chris Gayle has created history today as he hits first double century of cricket world cup. Gayle completes 200 land mark in 138 balls by hitting glorious 16 sixes and 9 boundaries. He has become first non-Indian batsman to score double century in One-Day Internationals. Before him Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma had scored double tons in ODIs.
Chris Gayle made 215 runs in 147 balls. He was dismissed on the last ball of West Indies inning. With this brilliant century WI post a total of 372/2 in 50 overs. Marlon Samuels also scored century. Gayle also becomes second Caribbean batsman to score 9000 ODI runs for country. Before him West Indies legend Brian Lara got 9000 runs in his bag.
Chris Gayle was struggling a lot to score the runs before this match and he worked hard in this innings too to score the first hundred runs. He was not looking in great touch at the beginning of innings but he managed to score the runs and completed century. He was playing a calm inning with Marlon Samuels as West Indies lost Dwayne Smith’s crucial wicket in the very first over of match.
He smashed 5 big sixes and five boundaries to reach at hundred in 105 balls. This is his first hundred in past 19 innings of One-Day Internationals. Gayle didn’t even stop after making century and completed individual 150 score in 126 balls. This is his fourth 150+ score in ODIs. He hits 10 huge sixes in this 150 runs total. This is his career’s highest score in One-day Internationals.
His last fifty came in just 12 balls to reach at double ton. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels built partnership of 350 runs in 294 balls which is the highest partnership in cricket world cup and ODIs.
Chris Gayle inning
|Score||Balls / Total||4s||6s|
|100||54 / 105||5||6|
|150||21 / 126||6||10|
|200||12 / 138||9||16|