While the double century scored by Gayle was exactly 5 years after the day 24th February 2010 when Tendulkar became the first batsman to score double century in an ODI, the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe created many new ODI and World Cup records besides new record for West Indies team and Australia as venue.
Gayle’s Stats of 215
- 50 runs in 51 balls with 4 4s & 2 6s (18th over)
100 runs in 105 balls with 5 4s & 5 6s (35.1 overs)
150 runs in 126 balls with 6 4s & 10 6s (42.4 overs)
200 runs in 138 balls with 9 4s & 16 6s (45.5 overs)
215 runs in 147 balls with 10 4s & 16 6s (50 overs)
Strike Rate: 146.25
1st 100 came of 105 balls, second off only 32.
Survived LBW appeal when at 0 on the 4th ball of innings.
World Cup records
- 6-0 for West Indies vs Zimbabwe in World Cup matches.
215 by Gayle is the first double century in World Cup.
- 2nd West Indies batsman after Lara to reach 9000 ODI runs.
22 centuries make Gayle the highest ODI centurion from WI.
372 run is the highest ODI score of West Indies.
258 runs was the earlier highest partnership of WI for any wicket.
- 133 is the highest ODI score of Samuels.
4th batsman to score ODI double century.
1st batsman to score an ODI double century outside India.
1st left-hander to score an ODI double hundred.
22 centuries make him joint 4th in most ODI century list.
- 138-ball double century is the fastest in ODI.
371 run 2nd wicket partnership between Gayle and Samuels is a new world record for any wicket.
16 sixes by Gayle equals World Record of AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma for maximum 6s in an innings.
372 is the highest by any team in Australia in all ODIs
1st time in ODI history that a 200 and a century were scored in the same innings.