After West Indian blitzed his way to 215 against hapless Zimbabwe yesterday, we give you the numbers behind the Canberra epic
The second-wicket stand shared by Gayle (215) and Marlon Samuels (133 not out) was a new record for any ODI partnership, surpassing the 331 shared by India's Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) in 1999
Gayle's innings was the first double century at the World Cup and beat the tournament's previous highest individual score of 188 not out by South Africa's Gary Kirsten against the United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi in 1996
The number of sixes Gayle struck yesterday equalled the most for an individual ODI innings shared by South Africa's AB de Villiers and India's Rohit Sharma
The number of double centuries now scored in the 3,612-match history of ODI cricket, with Gayle's the first by a non-Indian batsman after Rohit Sharma (two), Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.
The West Indies total of 372 for two was the third-highest by one Test nation against another at the World Cup following Australia's 377 for six against South Africa at Basseterre in 2007 and India's 373 for six against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1999.