Martin Guptill created history at Eden Park on Friday after becoming the leading run-scorer in Twenty20 international cricket.Martin Guptill created history at Eden Park on Friday after becoming the leading run-scorer in Twenty20 international cricket. Enroute to this milestone, the New Zealand opener also slammed his second T20I century in just 49 deliveries, fastest by a Kiwi batsman. Incidentally, Guptill surpassed McCullum’s career mark of 2,140 runs when he moved to 58 in his knock, having earlier brought up his half-century from just 30 deliveries.. McCullum’s career figure of 2140 T20 international runs was broken when Guptill moved . Courtesy of his knock New Zealand equalled their highest T20I score format. Guptill was dismissed for 105 (54 balls) but that was not before he hit six beautiful boundaries and nine monstrous sixes.
With 2188 runs Guptill tops the list of most T20I runs. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is third and needs 233 runs to surpass him. Tillakaratne Dilshan is fourth with 1889 runs.Also, this is Guptill’s second T20I ton and he has now joined some of the big names in the game to score two or more centuries in the shortest format. Here is the list – Colin Munro: 3 Tons Chris Gayle: 2 Tons Brendon McCullum: 2 Tons Evin Lewis: 2 Tons Rohit Sharma: 2 Tons]]>
Glorious Guptill’s record-breaking century guides New Zealand to a giant Eden Park record 243/6! It’s New Zealand’s joint-highest total in T20Is too! #NZvAUS LIVE ➡ https://t.co/Cidk6uRryy pic.twitter.com/6Uj1ce7JuC— ICC (@ICC) February 16, 2018