Martin Guptill Smashes 237 Become First Highest World Cup Scorer
Willington: In the fourth World Cup Quarter final Martin Guptill smashed excellent 237 runs and became the top scorer in World Cup while the second highest scorer in limited over format.
In the fourth quarter final played between New Zealand and West Indies in Willington Regional Stadium, Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat first with openers MJ Guptill and skipper BB McCullum, and the outstanding 237 of Martin Guptill able New Zealand to put massive target of 393 on score board.
Martin James Guptill has started his quarter final inning against West Indies in quiet slow manner, did his fifty on 64 balls while reached to milestone of his ODI career’s seventh hundred on 111 balls.
Martin aggressive batting started from that point as he smashed next 137 on just 52 balls as he converted his slow begnings into some big knocks.
Martin Guptill is the only Kiwi who has double century in ODI format, broke his own record of 189 runs against England while first player stands with highest score in World Cup left behind Chris Gayle who scored 215 against Zimbabwe.
In limited over-format the fantastic New Zealand player became the second highest scorer behind the India’s Rohit Sharma who has 264, surpassed another Indian Virender Sehwag with219.
The 28-year-old right hand batsman is one of the leading players of New Zealand and with his extra-ordinary cricket in much important World Cup match has proved it.
he completed his astonishing inning with 11 sixes and 24 hours on 163 balls and took his total World Cup score to 498.