By Rishi Iyengar
February 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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