Chris Gayle the Gayle Storm has scored a double hundred in the world cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle could have been out first ball that he faced. He was given not out by the umpire and a review was taken against it. Ball was clipping the upper part of the leg stump but since the umpire had given him not out the decision remained not out. And after 50 overs Gaye scores the first Double hundred in ODI World Cup History
Gayle slowly and steadily milked the Zimbabwe bowlers initially. He scored the century in almost run a ball and was well supported by Samules. After getting to his century Gayle changed his gears and smashed Zimbabwe bowlers all round the park.
Gayle has hit the first ever double hundred in a world cup match. This will the highest score by an individual batsman in a world cup match. He has broken the record of South African Gary Kirsten. Gary had scored 188 not out against the UAE.
This is the fifth ever double hundred in ODIs. Incidentally Sachin Tendulkar scored the first ever Double Hundred in ODI on this day 5 years back in Gwalior against South Africa.
The other 4 double hundreds have all been scored by Indians on Indian ground. This is the first ever ODI double hundred by Non Indian and other then in India. Gayle now is the third highest run getter in ODI history.
Gayle was out of the last ball of the innings but till then he had had scored a massive 214. Gayle has hit 16 massive sixes in his innings. Gayle now has equaled the world record of hitting maximum sixes in an ODI innings. He now Joins Rohit Sharma of India and AB Devillers of South Africa.
This is the third consecutive 300 score by West Indians in this world cup. They have lost the first match against Ireland but beated Pakistan in the second one. By all means West Indies should win this match.