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Chris Gayle And Marlon Samuels Just Made Cricket History

Gayle scored the fastest double century ever and, along with Samuels, notched up the highest ODI partnership of all time.

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West Indies batsman/real life Hulk Chris Gayle just became the first cricketer to score a double century in the World Cup.

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Gayle scored 215 runs off just 147 balls against Zimbabwe to eclipse Gary Kirsten's 188 not out against UAE in 1996.

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels also destroyed the World Record for the highest ODI partnership.

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Playing against Zimbabwe in a Pool B World Cup match, the duo amassed a staggering 372 for the 2nd wicket.

The record breaking innings didn't start off quite as planned, as West Indies lost their first wicket with no runs on the board.

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Opener Dwayne Smith was dismissed by Zimbabwean pacer Tinashe Panyangara for a duck in the very first over.

But that's where the party ended for Zimbabwe's bowling attack.

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Gayle smashed 9 fours and 16 sixes on his way to becoming the first West Indies player and the first non-Indian cricketer to score a double century in an ODI match.

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Although Gayle got out off the last ball of the innings, the damage had already been done.

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He also equalled the world record for the most number of sixes in an innings, equalling Rohit Sharma's 16 sixes from the Indian's blitzkrieg last year.

Marlon Samuels also joined in the party, contributing a patient 133 off 156 balls to keep the scoreboard ticking.

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The previous record for the highest ODI partnership was between Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who scored 331 runs against New Zealand, way back in 1999.

Speaking of Sachin Tendulkar, the citizens of the internet were quick to point out this amazing coincidence.

What a coincidence . . . Feb 24,2010 now Feb 24,2015. . #Gayle @henrygayle Cyclone.

Kamlesh Taylor@tonykamleshFollow

What a coincidence . . . Feb 24,2010 now Feb 24,2015.

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#Gayle @henrygayle Cyclone.

12:58 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

In fact, some of the Indians were so impressed with Gayle's performance, that they accepted him as one of their own.

He's an honorary Indian, isn't he? #gayle #cwc2015 #wivzim #samuels

Pitch Invasion@pitchinvFollow

He's an honorary Indian, isn't he? #gayle #cwc2015 #wivzim #samuels

12:54 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Some of them made the most of a good photo op.

Chilling with my buddy #Gayle . he needs to stop calling me his good luck charm. #ZIMvWI

Branded Bawi@ZeniaIraniFollow

Chilling with my buddy #Gayle . he needs to stop calling me his good luck charm. #ZIMvWI

1:16 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some other wary Indians tried to calm Gayle down before the upcoming clash with India on March 6th.

#Gayle Dont take mauka mauka commercial too seriously !!

Rj Dixita @RJDixitaFollow

#Gayle Dont take mauka mauka commercial too seriously !!

2:41 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

While others figured out how to break the internet for the day.

How to break twitter today: Add #Gayle to pic, tweet.

Gaurav Sethi@BoredCricketFollow

How to break twitter today: Add #Gayle to pic, tweet.

12:53 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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