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Gayle surpasses Lara

Gayle surpasses Lara

Batsman Chris Gayle already holds the record for most one-day internationals for the West Indies. On Sunday (Aug 11), he unlocked one more achievement, becoming the highest-run getter for West Indies in ODIs.

Gayle also became the most capped Windies players after he took field in second ODI against India. In both milestones, he left behind another legend of the game - Brian Lara.

In the second ODI between West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain, Gayle brought about his 300th ODI - 297th for West Indies and three for ICC World XI. He thus surpassed Brian Lara who played 299 ODIs for West Indies and ICC World XI combined.

In the second ODI, Gayle became the highest ODI scorer for the Windies. Coming into the contest the 'Universe Boss' needed just seven runs to add another record to his glittering resume. And he got there with single to third man.

Gayle surpassed Lara's record of 10,348 runs on Sunday with both legends of the sport playing more or less the same number of matches. 

Lara had 19 centuries and 62 fifties in his West Indies ODI career while Gayle has 25 tons and 52 half tons.

Gayle became the first West Indies player to reach 300 ODIs with Lara behind on 299, Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 268, Desmond Hayne on 238, Carl Hooper on 227, Richie Richardson on 224, Marlon Samuels on 207 and Courtney Walsh on 205. 

The list is led by Sachin Tendulkar who played 463 ODIs during his 23-year career.