Chris Gayle (left) and Marlon Samuels were united with the score on 0, and were separated only off the final ball of the innings © Getty Images
Chris Gayle (left) and Marlon Samuels were united with the score on 0, and were separated only off the final ball of the innings © Getty Images

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels entered the record books by hitting the highest-ever partnership in One-Day International (ODI) cricket by amassing a 372-run stand for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. Live scorecard: West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Below is the list of all-time highest partnerships in ODI cricket:

Batsmen Runs Wkt For Against Venue 
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels 372 2nd West Indies Zimbabwe Canberra
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid 331 2nd India New Zealand Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 318 2nd India Sri Lanka Taunton
Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya 286 1st Sri Lanka England Leeds
Upul Tharanga, Tillekaratne Dilshan 282 1st Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Pallekele

Gayle became the first non-Indian to score a double ton in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma (who scored 200 twice) as ODI double-centurions. Gayle’s 215 was the highest score in World Cup cricket history, beating Gary Kirsten’s long-standing record of 188 not out. Catch live updates of the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe 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. 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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