Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle became the highest run-scorer for West Indies in his record 300th ODI at Queen’s Park Oval last Sunday.
Gayle broke two records of legendary Windies batsman Brian Lara, first the highest number of ODIs and second the highest run-scorer for Windies in ODI.
The 39-year-old made 11 runs in the second ODI against India before he was caught in front of the wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 10th over.
Gayle surpassed Lara’s record of most ODI caps for Windies. Lara featured in 299 ODIs for Windies and amassed 10,405 runs with an average of 40.48.
On the other hand, Gayle scored 10,408 runs in his record 300 ODIs. He is also the only West Indies batsman to score a double-century in the ODI.
In the series that is currently being played in the West Indies, India swept Windies in the three-match T20I series. India has also won the second ODI of the three-match series; the first one was rained out.
The ODI matches will be followed by two test matches; the first begins on Thursday August 22nd.