Chris Gayle hits first-ever World Cup double hundred

West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash. It was also only the fifth double century in all ODI cricket and the first by a non-Indian, with Rohit Sharma (two), Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag the only other batsmen to achieve the feat. The West Indies coincidentally scored his double century exactly on the day when master blaster hammered first ever ODI double ton five years ago in 2010 against South Africa in Gwalior.
Records broken by Chris Gayle:
•First batsman to score a double hundred at World Cup.
•Fastest ODI double hundred off 138 balls. Virender Sehwag was the previous fastest off 140 balls.
•Fourth batsman to score ODI double hundred.
•Equals the record for most sixes an innings – Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers’

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