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Chris Gayle has made the highest ever score at the cricket World Cup, belting 215 before being caught out on the final ball of the innings.

It ended a century drought, which stretched back to June 2013, as he guided the Windies to a total of  2-372 against Zimbabwe in the drizzle at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

It was his highest ever one-day international score, the highest Cricket World Cup score and he set a new World Cup record for sixes in an innings with 16.

And it came just after West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron earned the ire of the West Indies Players Association when he retweeted a fan who called for Gayle to retire after failing against Pakistan on Saturday.

The WICB president deleted his retweet and apologised on Twitter, but his silence following Gayle's record score was just as damning.

Marlon Samuels (133 not out) also chimed in with a century of his own and was part of the highest ever ODI partnership of 372, but it almost went unnoticed due to the Gayle blowing at the other end.
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