Gayle Passes Lara’s Windies Run Record in 300th ODI
AFP) (Port of Spain) Chris Gayle on Sunday became the all-time highest West Indian run-scorer in one-day international cricket.
Going into the second ODI of the three-match series against India at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad needing just nine runs to surpass the tally of 10 405 by Brian Lara, the 39-year-old opening batsman played with exaggerated care for 21 deliveries before slashing left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed to the backward-point boundary to reach 11, lifting his overall tally to 10,408.
However, he was dismissed without adding to that score in the very next over, trapped leg-before by right-arm fast-medium bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar to have the West Indies at 45 for one in the tenth over replying to India’s total of 279 for seven.
This match was already an historic landmark for Gayle as it is his 300th ODI, taking him past Lara’s 299 as the most by a West Indian in the 50 overs-per-side format.