Chris Gayle faced 147 balls and smashed 215 runs © Getty Images
Chris Gayle faced 147 balls and smashed 215 runs © Getty Images

Chris Gayle, the explosive West Indies cricketer on Tuesday smashed 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 against Zimbabwe in Canberra. SCORECARD: West Indies vs Zimbabwe ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Canberra

Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle on Tuesday created history by becoming the first non-Indian cricketer after three Indians — Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma — to score a double hundred in the One-Day International (ODI) cricket history. Gayle achieved the feat during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against Zimbabwe in Canberra.

West Indies opener Chris Gayle on Tuesday created history by scoring the highest individual score in World Cup cricket tournaments. Chris Gayle scored a brilliant double century against Zimbabwe in the 15th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. READ: Chris Gayle equals Rohit Sharma’s world record of most sixes in an ODI innings

West Indian swashbuckling opener, Chris Gayle registered his highest individual score in ODI cricket when he scored a double hundred against Zimbabwe in match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. His 200 came off  138 deliveries including nine boundaries and 16 sixes along with a strike-rate of 147.48.

He also becomes the first non-Indian to score a double ton in ODI with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma being the other three guys to reach the landmark. This is also the highest individual score by any batsman in the mega event, with the previous best being of Gary Kirsten with a score of 188. Currently, West Indies are 317 for the loss of a wicket after 46 overs with opener, Chris Gayle batting on 205 and Marlon Samuels on 93. Catch live updates of the match between West Indies and Zimbabwe here

SCORECARD: West Indies vs Zimbabwe ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Canberra