Landmark moments in Chris Gayle’s Test career
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Christopher Henry Gayle made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2000 at the age of 21, at Port-of-Spain. He batted at No 3 in both innings and made 33 from 75 balls in the first innings before making a golden duck in the second innings © Getty Images
Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test match on June 8, 2014. West Indies take on New Zealand in the first Test at Gayle’s home ground at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. This is a landmark moment as only eight other West Indies cricketers have played in at least 100 Tests.
In his previous 99 Tests, Gayle has scored 6,933 runs at an average of 42.01. He has struck 15 centuries and 34 half-centuries. Gayle is one of only four cricketers to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. His first triple century (317) was against South Africa at St John’s, Antigua in May 2005.
His second triple ton (333) was against Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2010. He also has a double century against New Zealand at St George’s, Grenada in June 2002. Gayle has had many controversies as well along the way. But to play 100 Tests is special.