Cricket: Chris Gayle smashes first double century in World Cup history

  • Chris Gayle has become the first man to score a double century in the history of the World Cup.

    The 35-year-old West Indies opener achieved this feat in a Pool B match on Tuesday at Canberra against Zimbabwe.

    The left-handed batsman reached 200 in 138 balls, crossing the previous World Cup high of 188 scored by Gary Kirsten in 1996. Gayle was finally dismissed for 215 off the final ball of the West Indies innings.

    This was the fifth one-day international 200 in the history of cricket. All others have been scored by Indian batsmen.

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