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West Indies v Zimbabwe - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
Chris Gayle of West Indies celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval on February 24, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  Mark Kolbe—Getty Images

West Indian Cricketer Chris Gayle Scores World Cup's First-Ever 200

Feb 24, 2015

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle decimated bowlers (and records) during his team's encounter against Zimbabwe on Saturday, becoming the first player to score 200 runs in a World Cup innings.

Gayle reached his double-century, a rare feat in cricket, from just 138 balls, the BBC reported. He is only the fourth player ever to achieve the landmark, and the first to do so in the sport's biggest tournament.

The 35-year-old batsman, who has earned a reputation as one of the sport's fiercest hitters, smashed 16 sixes (the equivalent of home runs) in his 215-run innings. His 372-run partnership with teammate Marlon Samuels also broke the previous record for any partnership in this format of the game.

Here's a video of the innings that shows just how devastating Gayle was.

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