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Martin Guptill surpass Rohit Sharma in the list of most sixes in T20Is

February 26, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the batsman with the most number of sixes in T20Is. In the second match against Australia, Guptill smashed 97 runs in 50 deliveries. The opening batsman was unlucky to be dismissed as he was just three runs away from his century. Nevertheless, his brilliant knock helped him bag a considerable record. Martin Guptill crossed the boundary rope a total of 8 times in the entire game. He smashed six fours and two sixes. The batsman scored runs at a strike-rate of 194, hitting the ball in all corners of the ground. Overall, he has 132 sixes to his name when it comes to the game's shortest format. Rohit Sharma trails by five sixes at 127.

Martin Guptill and Rohit Sharma are followed by Eoin Morgan (113), Colin Munro (107), and Chris Gayle (105) in the elite list. These top five batsmen are the only ones with 100-plus sixes in T20 Internationals. Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch and veteran Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum are the next on the list with 97 and 91 sixes to their name in the game's shortest format.

New Zealand take 2-0 lead in T20I series against Australia

In response to New Zealand's 219 runs target, the visitors got off to a good start as they smashed 33 runs in the first three overs. Southee dismissed Matthew Wade in the fourth over to restrict Australia's chase. But the visitors continued to bat without any fear, and seven overs into the hunt, Australia was 64/1. After Finch's dismissal, the entire Australian middle-order collapsed. The Australian team was soon found struggling at 113/6 before Marcus Stoinis, and Daniel Sams came out to bat. The duo formed a 92-run stand for the seventh wicket in just 37 balls, but New Zealand held their nerve in the final over to dominate.

Guptill was also named the player of the match for his fantastic performance with the bat. During the post-match presentation ceremony, the opening batsman was happy to have scored such valuable runs for his side. The Kiwis now have a 2-0 advantage in the 5-match series. The third T20I between both teams will take place on March 03.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth