Chris Gayle Hits First Ever World Cup Double Century

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 today.

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Gayle, who might have been given out lbw before he had scored, brought up his first double century 215 in 226 one-day internationals off just 138 balls including nine fours and 16 sixes.

Marlon Samuels, with 133 not out, also had good innings.

The West Indies went on to win the rain interrupted match by 73 runs via the Duckworth Lewis system.

The Windies are now on 4 points from 3 matches in Pool B.

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