New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill scored 237 runs against West Indies in a semi-final qualifying match and becomes the highest scorer in the World Cup history. Guptill is the first New Zealander to hit a double century in a One Day International (ODI) cricket format. At the end of the innings, Guptill scored 237* from just 163 balls. Guptill’s innings include 11 sixes and 24 fours. The New Zealand team scored a massive total of 393 runs in 50 overs and lost only 6 wickets. The West Indies’ innings ended with just 250 runs in 31 overs.
Points to Remember
- Guptill became the second player to hit a World Cup double century after Chris Gayle of West Indies, who scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe.
- Guptill became the highest individual scorer in the history of ICC World Cup.
- Guptill made his ODI debut for New Zealand on January 2009 against the West Indies.
- Guptill was the first New Zealander to score a century on his one-day debut.
- Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs is the highest individual score in all ODIs.