Became the record T20I run-scorer.
Scored a second T20I century.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Friday rewrote T20I history en route a record-breaking century against Australia at Eden Park. In the 5th match of the ongoing T20I tri-series, also involving England, Guptill broke several records including that of the fastest century by an New Zealand batsman in T20Is before being out on 105 off 54 deliveries.
He scored a century off 49 deliveries, one less than the previous Kiwi record held by former captain Brendon McCullum. And not only that, he also overtook McCullum as the leading run-getter in T20I history.
When Guptill scored his 58th run, he overtook McCullum’s tally of 2140 runs and now has 2188 runs in 73 T20Is. The 31-year-old averages 34.18 with two centuries and 15 fifties.
Guptill and McCullum occupy the top spots, India captain Virat Kohli is not far behind at no. 3 with 1956 runs in 55 T20Is to his name at an excellent average of 52.86.