Chris Gayle breaks record for highest individual score in WC

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 12:21

West Indian swashbuckling opener, Chris Gayle registered his highest individual score in ODI cricket when he scored a double hundred against Zimbabwe in match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval in Canberra today.

His 200 came off 138 deliveries including nine boundaries and 16 sixes along with a strike-rate of 147.48.

He also becomes the first non-Indian to score a double ton in ODI with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma being the other three guys to reach the landmark.

This is also the highest individual score by any batsman in the mega event, with the previous best being of Gary Kirsten with a score of 188.

West Indies scored 372 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their allotted 50 over’s.