Gayle, Samuels break records as Windies flatten Zimbabwe

Feb 24, 2015 | Cricket, Sports | 0 comments

This was no ordinary victory for the West Indies. Chris Gayle made the first double century ever seen in any World Cup as the Windies pummelled Zimbabwe by 73 runs via Duckworth/Lewis. Man of the match Gayle posted a stunning 215 off 147 balls, with 10 fours and 16 sixes. It didn’t stop there; he also made a 2nd wicket stand of 372 with Marlon Samuels, the highest partnership in the ODI format. Samuels made 133 not out, the best in his ODI career. All this was before the rain in Canberra got too heavy, and so the Windies finished their innings on 372/2 from their 50 overs. Zimbabwe’s batsmen failed to match their opponents’ performance, crashing to 289 all out; Sean Williams made 76, Craig Ervine made 52. Windies captain Jason Holder picked up 3/48 from 7, and Jerome Taylor took 3/38 from 10. As the Windies await South Africa on Friday, Ireland will prepare for the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane.
(Image source: Toronto Star)

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