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Martin Guptill becomes the leading run-scorer in T20I history
By Sandy - Feb 16, 2018 8:31 am
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On Friday, New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill becomes the leading run-scorer in T20I history after surpassing his former national teammate Brendon McCullum’s record (2,140 runs in 71 T20I matches). In this game, which was against Australia at Eden Park (Auckland), the right-handed batsman scored the second fastest T20I century for New Zealand.

Guptill
Martin Guptill

During the 5th T20I of the tri-series between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park (Auckland), Martin Guptill knocked a brilliant century as he scored 105 runs off 54 balls. He completed his century in just 49 balls, which is the second fastest T20I century by any New Zealand batsman. The record holder is Colin Munro who had completed his T20I century off just 47 balls against West Indies at Mount Maunganui on 3rd January 2018.

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Before reaching his century, Guptill became the leading run-scorer in T20I history after surpassing former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum’s record of 2,140 runs. At the end of this innings, Guptill has scored total 2,188 runs in his T20I career.

Soon after, completing his half-century off 30 balls, Guptill became the leading run-scorer in T20I history. During the 4th ball of the 12th over, Guptill crossed McCullum’s run-tally.

Meanwhile, it was Guptill’s second T20I century. Earlier in December 2012, he had scored his first T20I century after playing 101* runs knock off 69 balls against South Africa at East London.

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Earlier, New Zealand decided to bat first after winning the toss. With this superb knock of Martin Guptill, New Zealand managed to put a mammoth 243/6 on the board at the end of 20 overs.

Here are some important stats of Martin Guptill’s this unforgettable knock.

  • Martin Guptill (2,188 runs) became the leading run-scorer in T20I history. The previous leader was former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum who had scored 2,140 runs in his T20I career.
Brendon McCullum
  • It was Martin Guptill’s 15th 50+ innings in the T20I career which is the joint second most for any batsman in the T20I career. Here is the list:

Most No.of 50+ innings for any batsman in T20I career

Player (Team)No.of 50+ innings in T20I100s/50s
Virat Kohli (India)180/18
Chris Gayle (West Indies)152/13
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)152/13
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)152/13

 

  • Martin Guptill completed his century in just 49 balls. It is the second fastest T20I century by any New Zealand batsman. The record holder is Colin Munro who had completed his T20I century off just 47 balls against West Indies at Mount Maunganui on 3rd January 2018.
  • Martin Guptill’s 49-ball T20I century is the fastest T20I century by any batsman against Australia. The previous record holder was former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum who had completed a T20I century off 50 balls at Christchurch on 28th February 2010.
  • It was Martin Guptill’s second T20I century. He became the seventh T20I batsman to score more than one T20I century. The other six batsmen are Colin Munro (3 T20I centuries), Evin Lewis (2 T20I centuries), Glenn Maxwell (2 T20I centuries), Chris Gayle (2 T20I centuries), Rohit Sharma (2 T20I centuries) and Brendon McCullum (2 T20I centuries).

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