Gayle, Samuels crush Zimbabwe and records:
Gayle, Samuels crush Zimbabwe and records,An ODI double hundred should feel monumental. This felt inevitable. The fastest ODI double hundred should feel exhilarating, like a roller coaster. This felt like a quiet return home from a suburban Tupperware party. That is what makes Chris Gayle. He does a double ton seems inevitable after spending 19 months without an ODI century.
Gayle 147 215 finished balls. He hit 10 fours and 16 sixes sent flying straight border or in a group of fans dressed as a coven of witches beyond the midwicket boundary. At the other extreme, unnoticed, Marlon Samuels made his highest ODI score and played a supporting role in a partnership of 372, the highest for any wicket in ODIs.
Last ODI hundred Gayle came in June 2013 against Sri Lanka at home. In 19 games since hundred, before the match against Zimbabwe, Gayle had scored 274 at an average of 14.42 with one fifty.
215 runs scored by Chris Gayle, the highest by any batsman in World Cups. He broke the record of 188 Gary Kirsten, against UAE in 1996. This is also the third highest score by any batsman in ODI history.
4 Number of batsmen who have scored double hundreds ODI; Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Gayle. Rohit has made two of those scores.
138 Number of balls in which Gayle reached his century of marriage, the fastest for any hitter. The previous record was 140 balls, Virender Sehwag for. Tendulkar got his double hundred in 147 balls while Rohit got two double tons in 151 and 156 balls, respectively.
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