Chris Gayle also became the 16th batsman in the world to score 9,000 ODI runs and is the 4th West Indian to do so © Getty Images
Chris Gayle also became the 16th batsman in the world to score 9,000 ODI runs and is the 4th West Indian to do so © Getty Images

West Indies explosive opener, Chris Gayle completed his 9,000 runs in ODIs against Zimbabwe in match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. He also became the 16th batsman in the world to score 9,000 ODI runs and is the 4th West Indian to do so. He also became the fourth cricketer in the world to score over 9,000 ODI runs and claim over 150 wickets (159 wickets so far). Currently, West Indies are 156 for the loss of a wicket after 31 overs with opener, Chris Gayle batting on 94 and Marlon Samuels on 50. Catch live updates of the match here

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first on a wicket that looked really good to bat on. West Indies made a couple of change in the playing XI as Darren Bravo misses the game with torn hamstring and is replaced by Jonathan Carter, while Sulieman Benn is replaced by Nikita Miller. Live scorecard: West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Having played two matches apiece in the tournament, both teams stand on the same ground with a win and loss so far. This would also be the sixth clash between both teams at the mega event with West Indies, holding a clean advantage of winning the previous five encounters.

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