Gayle makes his second triple century to rewrite record books
Galle, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle continued to rewrite the record books with his amazing batting against Sri Lanka on the second day of the 1st ERI Test match at the Galle International Stadium.
At tea the big left-hander was on 313 not out as the West Indies reached am imposing 532 for 3. Gayle started the middle session on 255 and reached the second triple century of his career. In the process he became the first West Indian to score a triple century outside the Caribbean.
The previous best effort was 291 by Sir Viv Richards in England in 1976. Gayle is now level with Younis Khan of Pakistan for the highest score against Sri Lanka. His next target will be his own career-best 317 made against South Africa at the ARG.
Gayle became the second West Indian to make two triple century following Brian Lara who made 375 and 400 not out. The only other players to make two triples were Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag.
The West Indies did not lose a wicket in the session. With Gayle at the other end is Brendan Nash on 55 not out.