In the ICC World Cup 2015’s 15th match the thing which occurred hardly anyone would have thought about it. In the Group B League‘s match between West Indies and Zimbabwe, West Indies team had given 373 runs target to Zimbabwe, thanks to Chris Gayle’s magnificent first double century (215 Runs).
After winning the toss West Indies team selected first batting. West Indies team’s opening was not so good. Opener batsman Dwayne Smith scored zero and got out on the second ball of the first over. At that time team scored was zero run. Payngara took the wicket of Smith.
Then Marwan Semuals came to the ground and other end Chris Gayle was standing. First both the player played very carefully and after that they started to play aggressively and score 372 runs in 50 over. Chris Gayle got out on the last ball of the inning. While Samuels played superb innings of 133 not out.
In the cricket world cup history Chris Gayle is the first player who made double century 215 runs in 147 balls. In this sensational innings Gayle hit sixteen 4’s and ten 6’s. Other side semuels score eleven 4’s and three sixes.
Chris Gayle’s Records in this Innings.
Chris Gayle (215 Runs) had rewrite the world record and broke the record of Rohit Sharma (209 Runs) and sachin Tendulkar (200).
This one is the highest individual score in the cricket world cup history before it was by Gerry Kirsten (188 Runs) against UAE in 1996 ICC World Cup.
Gayle scored Double century in 138 balls which is the fastest Double century in the world.
Gayle become the second player to score more sixes in the International Cricket Match(all Format), first player is Shahid Afridi.
Chris Gayle Equalled the highest sixes ( 16 Sixes) in the ODI Innings with Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers, but this one is the highest in the ICC World Cup history.
Marwan Semuals and Chris Gayle made highest runs partnership (372 Runs) in the ICC world cup History.
Chris Gayle scored Highest individual score in Innings by West Indies Player in ODI, before this record was by Sir Viv Richards (189 Runs) against England in Old Trafford in 1984.