Chris Gayle is a most attacking player in world cricket as we all know. He is one of the most famous player in this game and. Chris is holding many records like the First player of West Indies to hit a double century in ODI. And as well as in World Cup history. He was only the fifth player in ODI history. And second from West Indies to score an ODI hundred in his 100th ODI. And Most runs in a single ICC Champions Trophy series (474 runs) and many more records. But we are here for reviewing his innings played against world’s top teams in ODI cricket, let’s see them —
Chris Gayle top 5 innings played against world’s top teams in ODI cricket —
5. 140(127) vs India, Ahmedabad, 2002
West Indies tour of India, 4 day night match of the 7 match series. India opt to field first, Gayle start quietly as well as he starts normally but after that he dominate Indian very brilliantly and specially Ashish nehra and Yuvraj Singh. Gayle hits 12 fours and 5 big sixes with strike rate of above 110. With this huge innings West Indies team make a big total of 324/4. And give the tough target to the home side. But VVS laxman and R Dravid’s innings make a difference in the match. And West Indies lose the match by 5 wickets with 14 balls remaining. But man of the match award won by Chris Gayle for his superb innings and for fight in this match given by as Windies player.
4. 132 vs England, London, 2004
NatWest Series, 8th match, Windies team opt to ball first, England team start was bad 54/3 at one point. Then A Strauss(100) and A Flintoff(123) make his centuries and make a good partnership of 226 runs. And made a fighting total against Windies team.
In Chase, Chris Gayle hits 132 runs in 165 balls and made his 9th ODI century. He hits 12 fours and 1 huge six in his innings. And make a 187 runs partnership for second wicket with R Sarwan. West Indies team chase down the total 49.1 overs and won the match by 7 wickets. Chris Gayle won another man of the match award for his innings which makes match one sided.
3. 124 vs Pakistan, Gros Islet, 2005
Pakistan tour of West Indies, 3 ODI of the 3 match series, Windies team won the toss and opt to ball first. They start good and make full use of power play overs, all top 5 player has a good start but didn’t convert into big innings. Pakistan made 303 runs in 50 overs.
While chasing, Windies team also start well but none of the player could cross 35 runs except Chris Gayle. Gayle made 124 runs in 137 balls with 13 fours in his innings. Windies team All out on 281 runs in 49.3 overs and lose the match by 22 runs. Gayle save his team from the big margin lose.
2. 135 (129) vs New Zealand, Napier, 2009
West Indies tour of New Zealand, 5th ODI of the five match series. New Zealand team won the toss and elect to field first, Windies team start bad they lost their first wicket on the score of 1. Gayle and Chanderpual (94) make a good partnership of 170 and he hits 9 fours and 5 big huge sixes in his innings. Windies team 293/9 in 50 overs. In Chase, New Zealand starts well but none of his player make a 50 runs. When the New Zealand team was on 211/5 on 35 overs the rain comes. After that the match was abandoned due to the incessant rain and New Zealand team won the match by 9 runs under the Duckworth Lewis method.
1. 152*(153) vs South Africa, Johannesburg, 2004
West Indies tour of South Africa, 5 ODi of the series, West Indies opt to bat first. Windies openers give a start to his team, C Gayle and S Chanderpual (85) make a big partnership of 193 runs. Gayle make a another good and quick partnership with R Powell(49) with that West Indies team cross 300 runs mark and set 305 total for home team. But in Chase, South African team chase down with Jack kallis (139) runs. South Africa won the match by 4 wickets with 2 balls remaining but this another superb performance of Windies superstar Chris Gayle.