West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Kingston July 7, 2012

Gayle surpasses Brian Lara

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West Indies won comfortably in the second ODI after centuries from Chris Gayle and the in-form Marlon Samuels. Here are stats highlights from a match lit up again by Gayle's remarkable six-hitting spree.

  • Gayle's century is his 20th in ODIs. It takes him past Brian Lara on the list of West Indian batsmen with the most ODI centuries. While Lara scored 19 centuries in 295 matches, Gayle has surpassed him in 228 matches. The century is only his fourth in home matches. It is his second century at his home ground (Kingston) after the 123 against India in 2006. Gayle now has an equal distribution of centuries in the first and second innings (ten each).
  • Gayle's 125 is the fifth-highest score by a West Indian batsman against New Zealand. Brian Lara holds the record with 146 in Trinidad in 1996. Gayle's 125 is also the third-highest score in Kingston. Imran Nazir leads the way with 160 against Zimbabwe during the 2007 World Cup.
  • Gayle hit nine sixes during his knock of 125. It is the third-highest number of sixes hit by a West Indian batsman in an ODI innings after Xavier Marshall (13) and Kieron Pollard (ten). Only Matthew Hayden has hit more sixes in an ODI against New Zealand (ten).

  • West Indies' score of 315 is their highest total in ODIs against New Zealand. The previous time they had scored over 300 against New Zealand was in Guwahati in 1994. It is also West Indies' third-highest score in ODIs played in Jamaica.

  • Marlon Samuels' century is his third in ODIs and his first since his century against Pakistan in Multan in 2006. Samuels has now scored three centuries and 22 fifties at an average of 30.62.

  • For the eighth time in ODIs, two West Indian batsmen scored a century in the same innings. The last time this happened was in the Champions Trophy game against England in 2006. It is also the eighth time two centuries have been scored in a team innings against New Zealand. The previous occasion this happened was against Australia in Perth in 2007.

  • The number of sixes in the first innings (13) is the joint second-highest on the list of most sixes hit by West Indies in an ODI. The record is 14 against Canada in 2008. However, there have been three other matches when more sixes have been hit in an innings against New Zealand.
  • The 129-run stand between Gayle and Samuels is the third-highest third-wicket stand for West Indies against New Zealand. It is also the third-highest third-wicket stand for West Indies in Jamaica and the highest such stand since 2000.

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Metman on July 10, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    @ delboy ! Nonsense ! Being selfish in a TEAM sport is the WORST thing that could ever happened to a team...you mean looking out for ones' self is more important than the TEAM ? remember ,those were the words of HIS TEAM MATES and thousands others.One might succeed as an individual,but that is not necessarily the case,however,in my opinion,being selfish is not the way to go.Look at Lara now...and tell me if he is not being ostracized cricket wise ! You say that comparing Lara and Gayle is akin to comparing apples with pears.,and in the same breath say that simple averages lead to the conclusion of lies ,damn lies and statistics.So tell me how did you come to the conclusion that Lara and Gayle is like apples and pears ,IF YOU DIDN"T COMPARE STATS AND AVERAGES ?

  • Randy_Wilson on July 10, 2012, 1:20 GMT

    @ satspeare they are Building a World Cup Team for 2015 World Cup Shiv , shiv isnt young. by that time he would be in his 40 . For Sarwan, he is contracted with Liec and Dont wanna play for West Indies, He was Called up Before West indies Played the 1st Test against england and he rejected WI offer. Plus West Indies need the Youngster to Carry West Indies Forward. right now Gayle in ODi and Shiv is Test for now it's good. If WI go back and repick a whole Old team. It would happen like before. PLUS West Indies were not World beater with our senior and I dont know why. people dont want to give the younger guy a chance they are ou future. if we dont Groove them, WI will be a Wast for another 15 years. 18 Years have Gone Past with WI decline.

  • Randy_Wilson on July 10, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    Gayle going to Break the 200 Mark soon and Maybe Reaching 250 Mark :) . Then Next on the card is 400 Runs :)

  • delboy on July 9, 2012, 21:46 GMT

    As a cricketer or top sportsman, there is NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING SELFISH. It is a trait needed to succeed in team sport as well as an individual. The caveat being the individual MUST always remember what the aims and objectives of his/her participation/involvement are. So many things have changed in the times in which Gayle and Lara played and scored their centuries; one is really comparing apples with pears. It would be more appropriate or accurate to apply weightings to ensure there are similarities in conditions and the oppositions against who these individuals scored their runs. Simple averages lead to the conclusion of LIES, DAMN LIES and STATISTICS...

  • denessa on July 9, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    GAYLE RECORDS WILL REIGN FOR DECADES TO COME.....

  • satspeare on July 9, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    CONGRATS TO GAYLE - WE REALLY NEEDED HIM IN THE TEAM. AMAZING HOW WE THINK THAT WE CAN LEAVE OUT THIS TALENTED PLAYER. I THINK THAT WICB AND GIBSON SHOULD APOLOGISE TO THE WEST INDIES FANS FOR THE TORTURE THEY PUT US THROUGH WHILE THEY WERE ACTING OUT THEIR CHILDISHNESS. NOW TAKE A LOT AT THE LIST OF CENTURIES BY WEST INDIANS AND TELL ME A LOGICAL REASON WHY SHIV AND SARWAN ARE NOT IN THE WEST INDIES TEAM FOR ONE DAYS.

  • Metman on July 9, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    @riverlime! Of course Gayle IS better than the selfish Lara ! We are talking ODIs here,and Gayle wasn't going after records EITHER !Don't get confused with the no.of matches played...295 is not runs mate,it is matches played...if you don't understand I will attempt to explain......it took Lara 295 matches to get 19 hundreds,while Gayle overtook that in ONLY 228 matches...get the drift now,mate ?

  • riverlime on July 8, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    @wiseshah....Really?.....

  • wiseshah on July 8, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    gayle is better than lara, tendulkar, pietersen and ponting

  • on July 8, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    sometimes with the current line-up it looks like that the Era of West Indian Sublime hitting is back... but the vulnerability they showed against England force us to rethink... bt yes the kind of Gayle, Smith, Pollard, Bravo, Samuals, make the carrebean order more stronger than any other team at present.

  • Metman on July 10, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    @ delboy ! Nonsense ! Being selfish in a TEAM sport is the WORST thing that could ever happened to a team...you mean looking out for ones' self is more important than the TEAM ? remember ,those were the words of HIS TEAM MATES and thousands others.One might succeed as an individual,but that is not necessarily the case,however,in my opinion,being selfish is not the way to go.Look at Lara now...and tell me if he is not being ostracized cricket wise ! You say that comparing Lara and Gayle is akin to comparing apples with pears.,and in the same breath say that simple averages lead to the conclusion of lies ,damn lies and statistics.So tell me how did you come to the conclusion that Lara and Gayle is like apples and pears ,IF YOU DIDN"T COMPARE STATS AND AVERAGES ?

  • Randy_Wilson on July 10, 2012, 1:20 GMT

    @ satspeare they are Building a World Cup Team for 2015 World Cup Shiv , shiv isnt young. by that time he would be in his 40 . For Sarwan, he is contracted with Liec and Dont wanna play for West Indies, He was Called up Before West indies Played the 1st Test against england and he rejected WI offer. Plus West Indies need the Youngster to Carry West Indies Forward. right now Gayle in ODi and Shiv is Test for now it's good. If WI go back and repick a whole Old team. It would happen like before. PLUS West Indies were not World beater with our senior and I dont know why. people dont want to give the younger guy a chance they are ou future. if we dont Groove them, WI will be a Wast for another 15 years. 18 Years have Gone Past with WI decline.

  • Randy_Wilson on July 10, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    Gayle going to Break the 200 Mark soon and Maybe Reaching 250 Mark :) . Then Next on the card is 400 Runs :)

  • delboy on July 9, 2012, 21:46 GMT

    As a cricketer or top sportsman, there is NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING SELFISH. It is a trait needed to succeed in team sport as well as an individual. The caveat being the individual MUST always remember what the aims and objectives of his/her participation/involvement are. So many things have changed in the times in which Gayle and Lara played and scored their centuries; one is really comparing apples with pears. It would be more appropriate or accurate to apply weightings to ensure there are similarities in conditions and the oppositions against who these individuals scored their runs. Simple averages lead to the conclusion of LIES, DAMN LIES and STATISTICS...

  • denessa on July 9, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    GAYLE RECORDS WILL REIGN FOR DECADES TO COME.....

  • satspeare on July 9, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    CONGRATS TO GAYLE - WE REALLY NEEDED HIM IN THE TEAM. AMAZING HOW WE THINK THAT WE CAN LEAVE OUT THIS TALENTED PLAYER. I THINK THAT WICB AND GIBSON SHOULD APOLOGISE TO THE WEST INDIES FANS FOR THE TORTURE THEY PUT US THROUGH WHILE THEY WERE ACTING OUT THEIR CHILDISHNESS. NOW TAKE A LOT AT THE LIST OF CENTURIES BY WEST INDIANS AND TELL ME A LOGICAL REASON WHY SHIV AND SARWAN ARE NOT IN THE WEST INDIES TEAM FOR ONE DAYS.

  • Metman on July 9, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    @riverlime! Of course Gayle IS better than the selfish Lara ! We are talking ODIs here,and Gayle wasn't going after records EITHER !Don't get confused with the no.of matches played...295 is not runs mate,it is matches played...if you don't understand I will attempt to explain......it took Lara 295 matches to get 19 hundreds,while Gayle overtook that in ONLY 228 matches...get the drift now,mate ?

  • riverlime on July 8, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    @wiseshah....Really?.....

  • wiseshah on July 8, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    gayle is better than lara, tendulkar, pietersen and ponting

  • on July 8, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    sometimes with the current line-up it looks like that the Era of West Indian Sublime hitting is back... but the vulnerability they showed against England force us to rethink... bt yes the kind of Gayle, Smith, Pollard, Bravo, Samuals, make the carrebean order more stronger than any other team at present.

  • kash2011 on July 8, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Hey Madhusudhan...U forgot about Xavier Marshall..who hit 12 sixes...which was a world record before watson broke it

  • on July 8, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    what about xavier marshall??? he hit 13 sixes in an odi innings... so, gayle's 9 would be third highest for west indies..

  • DaDaL0G on July 8, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    Gayle Gayle and Gayle The Master Blaster as a Pakistani i hope and pray to god to give us a Gayle Please.

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  • DaDaL0G on July 8, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    Gayle Gayle and Gayle The Master Blaster as a Pakistani i hope and pray to god to give us a Gayle Please.

  • on July 8, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    what about xavier marshall??? he hit 13 sixes in an odi innings... so, gayle's 9 would be third highest for west indies..

  • kash2011 on July 8, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Hey Madhusudhan...U forgot about Xavier Marshall..who hit 12 sixes...which was a world record before watson broke it

  • on July 8, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    sometimes with the current line-up it looks like that the Era of West Indian Sublime hitting is back... but the vulnerability they showed against England force us to rethink... bt yes the kind of Gayle, Smith, Pollard, Bravo, Samuals, make the carrebean order more stronger than any other team at present.

  • wiseshah on July 8, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    gayle is better than lara, tendulkar, pietersen and ponting

  • riverlime on July 8, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    @wiseshah....Really?.....

  • Metman on July 9, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    @riverlime! Of course Gayle IS better than the selfish Lara ! We are talking ODIs here,and Gayle wasn't going after records EITHER !Don't get confused with the no.of matches played...295 is not runs mate,it is matches played...if you don't understand I will attempt to explain......it took Lara 295 matches to get 19 hundreds,while Gayle overtook that in ONLY 228 matches...get the drift now,mate ?

  • satspeare on July 9, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    CONGRATS TO GAYLE - WE REALLY NEEDED HIM IN THE TEAM. AMAZING HOW WE THINK THAT WE CAN LEAVE OUT THIS TALENTED PLAYER. I THINK THAT WICB AND GIBSON SHOULD APOLOGISE TO THE WEST INDIES FANS FOR THE TORTURE THEY PUT US THROUGH WHILE THEY WERE ACTING OUT THEIR CHILDISHNESS. NOW TAKE A LOT AT THE LIST OF CENTURIES BY WEST INDIANS AND TELL ME A LOGICAL REASON WHY SHIV AND SARWAN ARE NOT IN THE WEST INDIES TEAM FOR ONE DAYS.

  • denessa on July 9, 2012, 18:05 GMT

    GAYLE RECORDS WILL REIGN FOR DECADES TO COME.....

  • delboy on July 9, 2012, 21:46 GMT

    As a cricketer or top sportsman, there is NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING SELFISH. It is a trait needed to succeed in team sport as well as an individual. The caveat being the individual MUST always remember what the aims and objectives of his/her participation/involvement are. So many things have changed in the times in which Gayle and Lara played and scored their centuries; one is really comparing apples with pears. It would be more appropriate or accurate to apply weightings to ensure there are similarities in conditions and the oppositions against who these individuals scored their runs. Simple averages lead to the conclusion of LIES, DAMN LIES and STATISTICS...