Martin Guptill came close to breaking two records as he helped New Zealand register a win over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at Christchurch on Monday. The Kiwi opener, who survived on a very first ball, went on to club unbeaten 93 off just 30 balls. Also Read- Martin Guptill says prolific year made him ‘more confident’
Guptill first came close to score a fastest fifty in ODIs. The right-hander notched his half-century off just 17 balls. One ball extra than AB de Villiers’ record. However, Guptill did manage to break his compatriot and captain Brendon McCullum’s (18-ball) fastest half-century for New Zealand record. Also Read- Angelo Mathews blames `pathetic` batting display for Sri Lanka’s humiliating loss
Chasing paltry 118, Guptill continued in blazing fashion and smashed Lankan bowlers all round the park. The right-hander at one stage was pacing towards De Villiers’ fastest hundred record as well, but with just 118 to get Guptill finished unbeaten on 93.
His knock included nine fours and eight sixes. Interestingly, 78 percent of New Zealand’s total came from Guptill’s bat. His partner, Tom Latham, remained unbeaten on 17 as Kiwis completed the chase in just 8.2 overs with all ten wickets intact.
Here is the full video of Guptill’s 30-ball 93.