Chris Gayle joins Brian Lara as second West Indian to 10,000 ODI runs

The veteran opener Chris Gayle on Wednesday became the second West Indies batsman after Brian Lara to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.

Gayle entered the fourth ODI against England in Grenada 143 runs behind Lara, and entered the 10,000-run club during his explosive 162 off 97 balls.

The 39-year-old opener also hit his 25th century in the format as West Indies, chasing 419, ended up 29 runs short.

Factoring in his runs for a World XI in 2005, Gayle now has 10,074 runs in ODIs. In three games for a World XI, he scored 55 runs.

For West Indies, Gayle’s run tally stands at 10,019 at an average of 38.24.

TOP 5 RUN-GETTERS FOR WEST INDIES IN ODIS

Player M I Runs HS Avg SR 100s 50s
B Lara 295 285 10348 169 40.90 79.52 19 62
C Gayle 285 279 10019 215 38.24 86.64 25 49
S Chanderpaul 268 251 8778 150 41.60 70.74 11 59
D Haynes 238 237 8648 152* 41.37 63.09 17 57
V Richards 187 167 6721 189* 47.00 90.20 11 45

Lara, who retired from international cricket in 2007, leads West Indies’ table with 10,348 runs at an average of 40.90 from 285 ODI innings. Lara scored 19 hundreds and 64 fifties in ODIs.

Gayle is West Indies’ highest ODI centurion with 25 from 279 innings. He will bow out of ODIs after the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

England lead the series 2-1 with one game to go.