Martin Guptill smashed world record with his 180 runs (not out) in ODI against South Africa, breading the records of Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma.
One of the happiest moment for New Zealand. Martin Guptill had an excellent performance in the last cricket match against South Africa. Martin Guptill hits 180 runs (not out) off 138 balls and sets up a new world record. In 4th ODI, South Africa vs New Zealand, Martin Guptill proved himself in the strongest way.
Amazingly his effort in Hamilton was the lowest of the three, his previous innings seeing him reach 189 against England and 237 versus West Indies – showing the importance of getting him out early.
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Despite not reaching the heights of an unbeaten 237, Guptill labelled his latest innings as possibly his best for New Zealand – and few could disagree given it came off 138 deliveries, containing 14 fours and 11 maximums.
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“It’s pretty up there, possibly No.1. I’m reasonably happy with how today went without a lot of preparation,” he said. “It was difficult to bat all round, two-paced, turning, slower balls gripping, it wasn’t easy, and I wanted to create a good partnership. I did that reasonably well and fortunately I was able to get a few out of the middle,” Martin Guptill said after his knock of 180 runs.
It keeps Guptill’s impressive run since January 2015 going, he has a better record than any other New Zealand batsman – an superb feat given he has the likes of Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum for company.
In his 52 matches over the past two years the opener has an average of 54.6, a figure only bettered by four of the world’s top batsmen.
AB de Villiers tops that list with an average of 69.4, while David Warner, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli also sit ahead of the ever-improving Guptill.
The 180 runs takes his career total to 5410 in the 50-over format – at an average of 43.98 – and it is on home soil where he comes to the fore the most.
In New Zealand no-one can boast a better record than Guptill, in his 69 innings he averages 50.3, exactly three more than Taylor – his nearest rival.
Martin Guptill smartly scored 180 runs off 138 balls not out int the previous game. Setting up new world record was very hard, but Martin proved himself in the 4th ODI against South Africa. Martin Guptill 180 runs not out is an inspiration for all cricketers, where he broke the record of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.