Martin Guptill Surpasses Virat Kohli In Elite T20I List: India vs New Zealand

Martin Guptill is 31 from 15 deliveries in the second T20I against India at Ranchi included three boundaries and two sixes. Due to Virat Kohli’s absence from the present T20I series between India and New Zealand, Blackcaps opener Martin Guptill has a chance to catch up to the former Indian T20I captain in the list of most T20I run scorers.


Guptill’s 70 in the first encounter in Jaipur meant he just needed to score 11 runs in Ranchi to overtake Kohli, which he achieved in the match’s opening over.

Martin Guptill smashed back-to-back boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar before getting a reprieve when KL Rahul dropped his catch to tie Kohli’s record. He then smashed another boundary off the Indian medium pacer to become the greatest run-getter in T20Is.

On Friday, Martin Guptill broke the record for most runs scored in T20Is

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In the powerplay, Guptill was on fire, dispatching Bhuvneshwar Kumar. And Deepak Chahar to all parts of the park with three boundaries and two sixes in a 31-run knock-off 15 deliveries. Chahar ultimately sent him back, putting the brakes on New Zealand’s innings, which they eventually managed to score 153/6.

Over the years, the 35-year-old has been one of New Zealand’s brightest stars. In limited-overs cricket, often setting the team off to a flying start.

Rohit Sharma, the Indian T20I captain, is third on the list, not far behind Guptill and Kohli. During the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this month, Rohit became the third batsman to amass 3000 runs in T20Is.

In 17.2 overs, India managed to chase down the 154-run goal, reaching 155 for three. Opening batsmen Rahul and Rohit scored 65 and 55 runs, respectively, to help India win the series.

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