Chris Gayle becomes first batsman to hit double century in World Cup history
West Indies opener batsman Chris Gayle created history by becoming the first batsman to score a double century in the World Cup.
He made this record by scoring 215 runs off just 147 balls in a Pool-B match against Zimbabwe held at Manuka Oval stadium in Canberra, Australia.
Gayle’s record score comprised of 10 fours and 16 sixes that helped West Indies score 372 runs during the match. His fastest double century in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) also broke the previous record which was held by Indian batsman Virender Sehwag.
In December 2011, Sehwag had scored a double century in 140 balls in a match against West Indies held at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. With this record, Gayle also became the first non-Indian to score a double century in one day cricket.
Indian cricketers to hit double century in ODI’s are
- Sachin Tendulkar – First cricketer to reach double century landmark. He made 200 runs against South Africa in 2010.
- Virendra Sehwag– second cricketer who scored 219 against West Indies.
- Rohit Sharma- third cricketer to score 209 runs against Australia in 2013. In November 2014, he broke his previous record and became highest ODI scorer with 264 runs in match against Sri Lanka. He is only cricketer to hit 2 double centuries in ODIs.