15th Match, Pool B: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015

Chris Gayle smashed the fastest ODI double-hundred to propel West Indies to a 73-run win (D/L method) against Zimbabwe, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels struck 21 fours and 19 sixes between them, Made Highest ODI Partnership Ever, That start from 3rd ball of the match and ends on final ball (372 Runs). ICC Cricket World Cup, 15th Match, Pool B: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra, Feb 24, 2015

Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

215 Runs scored by Chris Gayle, the highest by any batsman in World Cups. He broke Gary Kirsten’s record of 188, against UAE in 1996. This is also the third-highest score by any batsman in ODI history.

4 Number of batsmen who have scored ODI double-hundreds; Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Gayle. Rohit has made two such scores.5 Number of years since the first ODI double hundred was scored. Tendulkar was the first man to this mark, on 24th February 2010, exactly five years ago. He faced 147 balls to score 200 runs on that day. Gayle played 147 balls for his 215 today.138 Number of balls in which Gayle reached his double-century, the fastest for any batsman. The previous record was 140 balls, by Virender Sehwag. Tendulkar got his double-hundred in 147 balls, while Rohit got to his two double-tons in 151 and 156 balls, respectively.

16 Number of sixes hit by Chris Gayle, the joint-most by any batsman in an ODI innings. AB de Villiers and Rohit have also hit 16 sixes each.

9136 Number of ODI runs scored by Gayle, the second-most for any West Indian batsman. Brian Lara is the only other West Indian batsman to score over 9000 ODI runs. Overall, Gayle is the 16th batsman to reach this milestone in ODIs.

22 Number of ODI hundreds for Gayle, the most for any West Indian batsman. He has now equaled Sourav Ganguly (22) and Virat Kohli (22) to go fourth on the overall list of batsmen with the most ODI hundreds.

372 Runs scored by West Indies, their highest ever in an ODI. This is also the fifth-highest score by any team in World Cups. This is also the highest score by any team in an ODI in Australia.

372 The second-wicket partnership between Gayle and Marlon Samuels, the highest for any wicket in ODI history. The previous record was 331, between Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid against New Zealand in 1999. This is also the highest partnership for any wicket in List A cricket (includes domestic one-dayers).

165 The previous record for the highest second-wicket when the first wicket has fallen without a run being scored. This partnership was between Mohammad Azharudding and Sunil Gavaskar, against Australia in 1987. Samuels and Gayle more than doubled this record with their 372-run partnership.

298 Number of balls faced by Samuels and Gayle during their partnership, the most for any ODI stand. The previous record was 278, once again by Tendulkar and Dravid against New Zealand in 1999.

20 Number of innings since Gayle’s last ODI century, against Sri Lanka in June 2013. He had only made one 50-plus score in the intervening period.

3 Number of 275-plus scores for Zimbabwe in this World Cup, the most ever for them in a single edition of the World Cup. Zimbabwe made two such scores each in the 2003 and 2011 editions.

 It's all mine: Chris Gayle holds the scoring plates that shout out his record

It’s all mine: Chris Gayle holds the scoring plates that shout out his record

Chris Gayle smashed the fastest ODI double-hundred to propel West Indies to a 73-run win (D/L method) against Zimbabwe in Canberra © Getty Images

Chris Gayle smashed the fastest ODI double-hundred to propel West Indies to a 73-run win (D/L method) against Zimbabwe in Canberra © Getty Images

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels struck 21 fours and 19 sixes between them

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels struck 21 fours and 19 sixes between them, Made Highest ODI Partnership Ever, That start from 3rd ball of the match and ends on final ball (372 Runs)

Tendai Chatara was the last man dismissed, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Tendai Chatara was the last man dismissed, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Fifth double-century fox: Chris Gayle soaks in the applause after surging to a double, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Fifth double-century fox: Chris Gayle soaks in the applause after surging to a double, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Marlon Samuels dismissed Brendan Taylor for 37

Marlon Samuels dismissed Brendan Taylor for 37

Jerome Taylor collected three wickets, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Jerome Taylor collected three wickets, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Craig Ervine looks to cut the ball through the off side, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Craig Ervine looks to cut the ball through the off side, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

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