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Martin Guptill surpasses Rohit Sharma to become highest run-scorer in T20Is as New Zealand thrash Scotland in first T20 | Cricket News

Martin Guptill surpasses Rohit Sharma to change into highest run-scorer in T20Is as New Zealand thrash Scotland in first T20 | Cricket Information

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill went previous Rohit Sharma to change into the best run-scorer in T20Is, each women and men, throughout the first T20I between Scotland and New Zealand, in Edinburgh on Wednesday (July 27). Guptill achieved this feat en path to scoring 31-ball 40 because the Black Caps posted 225/5 batting first with Finn Allen scoring his maiden T20I century. The Scots, in reply, have been restricted to 157/8 with Ish Sodhi claiming 4/28 and Mitchell Santner choosing up 2/23.

Rohit had change into the best run-scorer in T20Is earlier within the 12 months when he went previous countryman Virat Kohli towards Sri Lanka in February. Guptill, who was shut on his heels, now leapfrogged Rohit after making a 31-ball 40 towards Scotland within the first T20I in Edinburgh.

Through the course of this innings, Kiwi batter surpassed India skipper Sharma, who has 3,379 runs, to realize this massive milestone within the shortest format of the sport. The proper-handed Guptill now has 3,399 runs in T20Is, 20 runs greater than Sharma.

Martin Guptill turns into the brand new #1 run scorer in males’s T20Is


— ICC (@ICC) July 28, 2022

Kohli was the primary to breach the 3000-run mark in T20Is when he achieved the feat in 2021 throughout the second T20I of the house collection towards England in Ahmedabad. The 2000-run mark was first crossed by Guptill’s countryman, Brendon McCullum eight years again. McCullum was, the truth is, the primary to cross the 1000-run barrier too in males`s T20Is.

At the moment, Guptill tops the checklist and is intently adopted by the Indian duo of Rohit and Kohli. Paul Stirling comes fourth with 2,894 T20I runs whereas the Australian skipper Aaron Finch is fifth with 2,855 runs.

The 35-year-old Guptill is the one New Zealand participant within the high 10 with McCullum at the moment on twelfth after ending his profession with 2140 T20I runs. Whereas Guptill went about breaking the milestone, his opening accomplice added a milestone of his personal in Edinburgh, changing into the fifth New Zealand males’s participant to hit a T20I hundred.

Allen accomplished his maiden T20I hundred off simply 54 balls as New Zealand placed on a mammoth 225 on board, helped by a late cameo from Jimmy Neesham, who completed on 30 off a mere 9 balls.

Temporary Scores: New Zealand 225/5 (Finn Allen 101, Martin Guptill 40, James Neesham 30) bt Scotland 157/8 (Callum Macleod 33, Chris Greaves 31; Ish Sodhi 4/28, Mitchell Santner 2/23)

(with IANS inputs)

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