6 Batsmen with most 150+ scores in ODIs
Chris Gayle has been one of the most destructive batsmen of this era. He has the ability to hit sixes at will. He has scored a lot of T20 centuries and has 23 hundred in ODIs.
Post the introduction of the T20, the cricketing world witnessed a different Chris Gayle. In the early part of his career, he was not as destructive as he is now.
Out of the 23 centuries in ODIs, four times he went past the score of 150.
In the first match of the West Indies tour of Kenya in 2001, Gayle opened the batting and scored 152 off 150 balls. His knock included 17 fours and just one six!
In the first match of the West Indies tour of Zimambwe in 2003, Gayle played yet another anchor innings. Having batted throughout the fifty overs, the southpaw scored 153 from 160 balls which included 19 fours and 2 sixes. Brian Lara scored 113 from just 82 balls and West Indies posted 347/6.
In the fifth match of the West Indies tour of South Africa in 2004, Gayle yet again batted throughout the 50 overs. He scored 152 from 153 balls with 12 boundaries and 3 sixes. West Indies posted 304 for the loss of just 2 wickets. However, South Africa, on the back of a superb hundred from Kallis, chased down the total with two balls to spare.
The above three knocks look so unlike Chris Gayle as he known for hitting big sixes and scoring quickfire hundreds and fifties.
In a group stage match against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe, West Indies lost Devon Smith for a duck and in walked Marlon Samuels. Chris Gayle, along with Samuels, stitched together the best partnership in ODI history.
They shared a partnership of 372 runs. Samuels scored 133 from 156 balls. Chris Gayle played the best ODI knock of his career. He scored 215 from 147 balls which included just 10 fours but 16 massive sixes. He became the first non-Indian batsmen to score a double hundred. He reached 200 from just 138 balls which is the fastest 200 in ODIs.