The sleeping giant Chris Gayle has finally came up with his class of innings against Zimbabwe. The innings highlights of Gayle (the first double century in world cup cricket) is given below. The 35-year-old hard hitter is known for his brutal batting display in cricketing world and he really came back in form with a bang Cricket World Cup 2021.
The monstrous knock included 16 sixes and 9 fours and helped West-Indies to reach the mark of 372 runs in their allotted 50 overs by just losing 2 wickets. Many records have been made by Chris Gayle today. Let’s take a through look to them.
Chris Gayle Hits Fastest ODI Double Ton
The previous fastest double century in one day international was held by Virender Sehwag and which is in 140 balls. After prolonged bad performance Gayle storm came and broke all the records in its way as he reached the mark of 200 runs in just 138 balls. Exactly on this Sachin Tendulkar slammed the first double hundred in the history of ODI cricket 5 years ago.
First-ever Double Century in World Cup Cricket hammered by Chris Gayle
At last the world cricket witnessed a brutal innings of the West Indian Giant after long time. Chris has finally broke the jinx of double ton in the most prestigious tournament of ICC. While playing the innings of 215 runs off 147 balls he took 50 balls to score the half-century in early times of the match against Zimbabwe.
Watch the Innings Highlights of Chris Gayle’s Double Century of WI vs ZIM match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2021 HERE.
Besides fastest double century in ODI and First double hundred in Cricket World Cup “Chris Gayle” has also broke several records. As he is the first non-Indian batsman to score a Double Ton in one day international and also made the record of highest individual score in a world cup match. Gayle also made highest partnership for any wicket with Marlon Samuels that of 372 runs in West-indies vs Zimbabwe Match.