Chris Gayle got to 7,000 Test runs in his 100th Test © Getty Images
Chris Gayle got to 7,000 Test runs in his 100th Test © Getty Images

 

Jun 12, 2014

 

Chris Gayle became the 45th batsman and eighth West Indian in Test history to get to 7,000 Test runs when he made 10 runs against New Zealand at his home ground of Kingston in Jamaica.

 

Gayle, playing in his 100th Test match, needed 67 runs at the start of the match to get to 7,000 runs. He managed to score 64 runs in the first innings, thereby falling short by just three runs. However, he got the runs in the very first over of the second innings, as he struck Trent Boult for two boundaries. He was dismissed soon thereafter, caught behind of Tim Southee.

 

West Indies went to tea at a precarious 15 for two chasing down a mammoth 403. The two batsmen in the middle were Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo.

 

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