- CH GAYLE AND MN SAMUELS – 372 RUNS, WI vs ZIM, WORLD CUP 2015, Canberra
A record partnership between Gayle and Samuels crushed Zimbabwe in the Group B match in the World Cup 2015 tournament. This partnership witnessed the fastest ODI double hundred scored by Gayle (215), Gayle registering the record for being the first non-Indian to score a double hundred, Samuels’s highest then ODI score (133*) and the mixed emotions experienced by the team for such a huge achievement.
This partnership of 372 runs was a second wicket partnership. Gayle scored 215 off 147 balls which includes 10 fours and 16 sixes and Samuels scored 133* off 156 balls which includes 11 fours and 3 sixes. The match closed down due to interruption of rain and was declared that West Indies won the match by 73 runs as per D/L method.