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Gayle, Samuels record breaker help West Indies to score 372 against Zimbabwe

CANBERRA: West Indies star explosive batsman Chris Gayle has broken several records as he smoked the highest individual scored in the World Cup as West Indies posted a humongous total of 372 runs against Zimbabwe in match 15 of International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket World Cup 2015.

Gayle smashed 215 with the help of 16 sixes and 10 boundaries to reach the milestone. He broke the record of Gary Kirsten of 189 which he made in 1996 World Cup against United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This is the fifth double century of One Day International (ODI) Cricket.

However Marlon Samuels also scored a brilliant century as well. He made unbeaten 133. Both batsman also broke the highest runs partnership of Rahul Dravid and Schain Tendulkar which they made in 1999 scoring 331 runs.

Gayle and Samuels scored 372 runs for the second wicket, the highest for any wicket in this format of the game.

Chris Gayle also leveled the highest number of sixes record of AB De Villiers and Rohit Sharma.

Zimbabwe need 373 runs in 50 overs.

Tinashe Panyangara and Hamilton Masakadza picked up one wicket each for the side.