24/02/2015 6:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Gayle's Records: Faster, Bigger, Better

By the numbers - Chris Gayle's record breaking double century against Zimbabwe today.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle celebrates after scoring a double century during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

This article is from Wisden India.


Gayle's score of 215 is the highest in World Cups, surpassing Gary Kirsten's 188 not out against UAE in 1996.


It's the third highest individual score in ODIs behind Rohit Sharma's 264 and Virender Sehwag's 219


It was the fifth instance of an individual double-century being scored in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma (twice)


It was the fastest double century in ODI history, scored off 138 balls, and beat the 140-ball record set by Virender Sehwag


Gayle joined Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers in hitting 16 sixes - the most in an ODI innings


The 372-run partnership between Gayle and Marlon Samuels is the highest in ODI history, beating the 331 between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid against New Zealand in Hyderabad in 1999


When on 79, Gayle completed 9000 ODI career runs, the second West Indian after Brian Lara to achieve it

200 & 100

This was the first instance of a double-century and a century being scored in an ODI innings, with Marlon Samuels scoring 133 not out