Chris Gayle © Getty Images
Chris Gayle © Getty Images

Chris Gayle on Tuesday smashed the first double century in the history of World Cup cricket tournaments. Chris Gayle scored 215 against Zimbabwe to take the West Indies to 372 for two in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match at Canberra. Watch the Video Highlights of Chris Gayle’s 215 vs Zimbabwe here.

Chris Gayle scored 215 — registering the highest individual score in the history of the World Cup cricket tournaments. Chris Gayle’s score of 215 is also the third highest overall in ODI cricket history. The world record of the highest score in the ODI Cricket belongs to Rohit Sharma, who scored 264 versus Sri Lanka last year. The second highest score also belongs to an Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag, who smashed 219 versus West Indies in December 2011. READ: Chris Gayle scores 200 against Zimbabwe in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

During his innings of 215 versus Zimbabwe, Chris Gayle smashed 16 sixes and 10 boundaries and faced 147 balls. This was the quickest double century from the West Indian cricketer. Chris Gayle slammed the  fifth double century in the history of the One-Day International (ODI) cricket, during the 15th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tournament. READ: Chris Gayle registers highest score in World Cup history

Chris Gayle equalled the record set by Rohit Sharma of hitting most sixes in an ODI innings — 16 hits over the boundary ropes — during his innings of 215 versus Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle was also involved in a world record stand of 372 runs with Marlon Samuels. SCORECARD: West Indies vs Zimbabwe ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Canberra