West Indies opener batsman Chris Gayle on Sunday became the highest run-scorer for the West Indies in one-day international cricket.
In the second ODI of the three-match series against India at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, Gayle needed just nine runs to surpass the tally of 10,405 by legendary batsman Brian Lara.
The 39-year-old opening batsman, who made 4 runs off 31 balls in the 1st ODI which was washed out due to rain, 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, Gayle’s innings could not last long as he was caught plumb right in front of the sticks in a delivery bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the former had to walk back to pavilion scoring just 11 runs from 24 balls.
After Gayle reached the milestone, the Windies Cricket took to Twitter to salute the swashbuckling southpaw.
See the Tweet:
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 11, 2019
Talking about the match, India defeated West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method), thus taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber.
The final between the two teams will be played on Wednesday at the same venue. Notably, the first ODI between the two teams got washed out due to rain in Guyana.