Martin Guptill Scored 237 Runs 35 Fours and Sixes
On this day, in the 2015 World Cup in Australia, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill hit a stormy double century.
In 2015, the ICC Cricket World Cup was played in Australia and New Zealand. In the fourth quarterfinal of the same World Cup today, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill hit a stormy double century, which is the biggest score of the ODI World Cup to date. Martin Guptill made that history on this day, but even before that, a double century was scored by Chris Gayle in this World Cup.
In fact, the last quarterfinal of the World Cup was played between West Indies and New Zealand on 21 March 2015. In this match, Kiwi captain Brandon McCullum won the toss and decided to bat. The right-handed opener Martin Guptill’s bat at the Sky Stadium in Wellington sparked fire against Caribbean bowlers. Martin Guptill first scored fifty, then a century, then a hundred and a half and then a double century.
Martin Guptill became the second batsman to score a double century in ODIs, but he was the first player to score a double century in ODI cricket in New Zealand. In this match, Martin Guptill scored 237 runs in 163 balls with the help of 24 fours and 11 sixes. His strike rate in that match was 145.40. In this match, Martin Guptill was caught on a personal score of 4, which he took advantage of in the important match, but the final team was defeated.
237 runs are the highest score to date in any level of ICC tournament. He is followed by Chris Gayle who played a stormy 215-run knock against Zimbabwe’s team in the same World Cup. At the same time, Chris Gayle scored 61 runs in 33 balls with the help of 2 fours and 8 sixes for West Indies, chasing the target of 394 in the quarterfinal against New Zealand, but the rest of the batsmen could not support them and the team She was defeated by 143 runs.