Chris Gayle became only the third batsman to score centuries against 11 countries when the West Indies beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 60 runs in their World Cup Qualifiers in Harare on Tuesday.
The first two players to achieve the feat were none other than Sachin Tendulkar and Hashim Amla.
Gayle smashed seven fours and 11 sixes in an electrifying knock of 123 off 91 balls as the West Indies posted a mammoth total of 357-4 in their 50 overs.
As the West Indies began their qualification campaign in style, Gayle reached his half-century from 47 balls with five fours and three sixes. His next 50 runs came off just 32 balls with two fours and five sixes.
When Gayle pushed UAE captain Rohan Mustafa for a single to mid-off for his 23rd century, he added the UAE to the list of countries he has scored tons against. The other 10 countries have are Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
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