Gayle smashes double century

CANBERRA, Australia – Chris Gayle smashed the highest ever score in a World Cup and the fastest ever double hundred in one-dayers, as West Indies powered their way to 372 for two against Zimbabwe in their third Group B game here Tuesday.

The left-hander finished on a career best 215 off 147 deliveries while Marlon Samuels carved out unbeaten 133, innings that helped West Indies to the fifth highest total in World Cup history.

Gayle combined with Samuels to decimate the Zimbabwe attack in a phenomenal second wicket stand of 372 – an all-time record for any wicket in One-Day Internationals.

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Overall, Gayle counted ten fours and an incredible 16 sixes, en route to a double century off a mere 138 deliveries. He became the only the fourth batsman to score an ODI double and the first non-Indian.

His knock was also the third highest in ODIs behind Rohit Sharma’s 264 last year against Sri Lanka and Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies four years ago.

Along the way, Gayle passed 9 000 career runs.

Samuels was reduced to a virtual spectator, despite chalking up his ninth ODI century in a career-best effort.

He faced 156 balls and hit 11 fours and three sixes.

The two came together after Dwayne Smith was bowled without scoring by seamer Tinashe Panyangara off the second ball of the innings without a run on the board.

Gayle, who narrowly survived a very close lbw review in the same over before he had scored, then emerged from an uncertain start to flay the Zimbabwe bowling to all parts of Manuka Oval.

He raised his first hundred off 105 balls but required only 33 more deliveries to become the only batsman in history with an ODI double, Twenty20 International hundred and Test triple century.

(CMC)

28 Responses to Gayle smashes double century

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock February 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Tek dah!

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  2. Lorraine Lewis
    Lorraine Lewis February 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

    …Camaron put that in yuh pipe and smoke it!!!!

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  3. Lavern Hinds
    Lavern Hinds February 24, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Those runs were long overdue

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  4. Thomas Hugh Edward Katt
    Thomas Hugh Edward Katt February 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Highest World Cup score. Fastest double hundred. Joint most sixes. Record partnership. #Cameron and Gayle Force detractors. #Talknuh!! The day the fielders became spectators and the spectators became fielders.

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  5. Shade
    Shade' Carrington February 24, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Man I had cold bumps the whole night!!!!!

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  6. Joy-Ann Roberts
    Joy-Ann Roberts February 24, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I delicate this achievement to Mr.Camaron

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  7. Joy-Ann Roberts
    Joy-Ann Roberts February 24, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Congrats Chris

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  8. Joy-Ann Roberts
    Joy-Ann Roberts February 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Congrats to my boy Marlon Samuels as well you did good

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  9. Ester Rolle
    Ester Rolle February 24, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Who needs to retire now , Dave will have to retweet that .

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  10. Pamela Evans
    Pamela Evans February 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Cameron u will get the retirement package very soon. How many history or records have you achieved. Oh i forgot the millons of dollars to be paid for the aborted games last year. You should have gone a long time.

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  11. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean February 24, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Orite den

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  12. Pamela Evans
    Pamela Evans February 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

    You go Chris prove the nay sayers and haters wrong. We all love you. Keep going.

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  13. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne February 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    (Y) (Y) Go my Barbadian brother show them how it’s done, <3 <3 wish I could see some of the games.(Y) (Y)

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    • Haroon Chothia
      Haroon Chothia February 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

      gayle is jamaican

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    • Thomas Hugh Edward Katt
      Thomas Hugh Edward Katt February 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Nope. We have a stadium named after him. Gotta be Bajan now

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    • Doria Alleyne
      Doria Alleyne February 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Okay I said Barbadian so what?They are all my Brother any way. I live in Sweden But I’m a BAJAN till I die.:* :* :* <3 <3 <3

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  14. Fox Man
    Fox Man February 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

    That was long over due

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  15. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall February 24, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Congrats ,let them talk.

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  16. Haroon Chothia
    Haroon Chothia February 24, 2015 at 9:26 am

    RALLY ROUND THE WEST INDIES !!!

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  17. junior lucas`` February 24, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    You were right Cameron. All due respect to you.You gave your fellow Jamaican theinspiration to do better. I can see another six years as head of WICB by that time we should be at……….

    Reply
  18. Trish Staples
    Trish Staples February 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Go Gayle 🙂

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  19. Sheryl Maxine Greaves-Smi
    Sheryl Maxine Greaves-Smi February 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Gayle Force! Too sweeeet

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  20. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith February 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Let’s hope you can keep it up!

    Reply
  21. Tonia Husbands
    Tonia Husbands February 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Today is a good day!!! Way to go Chris Gale. Many may water down this victory because it is against a lesser team. A win is a win.

    Despite our ups and downs I am a West Indies fan forever!!!

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  22. Gloria Mendes February 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Congrats to Chris Gayle. I have always had great faith in him

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  23. Randolph Sobers
    Randolph Sobers February 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats

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  24. Asiba February 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Can Gayle come back after this ?

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  25. Harry Turnover February 27, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Ha ha !! Gayle got everybody fooled. If he scores another fifty against one of the top teams I will be impressed,but the people who really know what is going on would tell you that Gayle and Samuels job at the WC is to embarrass Holder and the selectors

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