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New Zealand’s Martin Guptill becomes highest scorer in World Cup history

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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.