Kiwis dynamic opening batsman Martin Guptill etched his name in the history books as he became the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket history.
Martin Guptill has been enjoying his life lately, New Zealand recently whitewashed Ireland twice in ODI and T20I series, and the 35-year-old has scored five half-centuries in the last 20 T20 Internationals.
Martin Guptill Becomes Highest Run-Scorer In T20I
On Wednesday, Guptill achieved another personal milestone as he became the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket history. The Auckland-born cricketer had scored 3359 runs in the shortest format, ahead of New Zealand’s series opener against Scotland.
He needed 21 runs to surpass Rohit Sharma (3379 runs) and Guptill scored 40 runs in the first T20I game to become the highest run-scorer in the format.
Unfortunately for the Kiwis opener, he was dismissed by Richie Berrington soon after he achieved the historic milestone, but Guptill nonetheless has racked up 3399 runs in T20I cricket, after his 40-run inning on Wednesday.
Martin Guptill started the innings fluently today with four boundaries and two sixes. Berrington’s back of a length and outside off, Guptill tries to slog it away over the midwicket region. He only manages to get a top edge towards the leg side. The keeper Matthew Cross ran across and settles underneath it and held the skier.
The opening stand of Martin Guptill & Finn Allen put up quickfire 85 runs in just 8.5 overs. New Zealand completes 100 runs after 12 overs. New Zealand end the innings at 225/5 (20 Overs). Finn Allen hits century with 101 runs from 56 balls. He already hits 6 sixes and 8 boundaries. In reply, Scotland managed 157/8 (20 Overs). Ish Sodhi took four wickets with a spell of (4-0-28-4). New Zealand won by 68 runs and lead the two match T20 International series 1-0.