Chris Gayle showed he is a true Spartan warrior in the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Zimbabwe, with a devastating batting display that created cricket history.
The West Indies superstar amassed 215 off 147 balls in Canberra to spearhead the team’s victory.
Here’s a look at the history this innings has created:
- Highest score at a World Cup – surpassing Gary Kirsten’s record of 188 not out against the UAE in 1996. It was also therefore the highest score by a West Indian at a World Cup, exceeding Viv Richards’ 181 vs Sri Lanka in 1987
- First-ever double century at a World Cup
- Most sixes in a One Day International innings (16) – equalling Rohit Sharma and AB De Villiers
- Third highest score in a One Day International
- Fastest double century in a One Day International – reaching 200 in just 138 balls
Hi score also contributed to a record breaking partnership with Marlon Samuels, including:
- Highest One Day International innings in Australia (372)
- Highest partnership in a One Day International (372)
What an amazing effort!