Martin Guptill crushed 93 not out from 30 balls as New Zealand thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Christchurch to go 2-0 adult in their one-day series.
The 29-year-old strike his country’s fastest one-day general 50, reaching a miracle off 17 balls to kick Brendon McCullum’s record of 18.
He fell brief of AB de Villiers’ universe record of 16 though went on to strike 8 sixes and sign feat in 8.2 overs.
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 117 from 27.4 overs progressing in a day.
“It was a glorious innings. You can’t report it,” pronounced captain McCullum. “It’s something we declare usually once or twice in your life.
“There are really few guys in a universe who can play like that.”
The tourists opted to bat initial though struggled roughly from a off, with Matt Henry (4-33) and Mitchell McClenaghan (3-32) doing a categorical damage. Nuwan Kulasekara, batting during eight, was Sri Lanka’s top scorer with 19.
Guptill crushed a initial round he faced towards leg gully but, notwithstanding removing dual hands on a ball, a diving Milinda Siriwardana could not forestall it going for four.
And Sri Lanka were done to compensate a complicated cost as a hosts cruised to their feat target.
Guptill was partnered by Tom Latham, who done 17 not out, as a behind damage prevented McCullum from opening a batting.
The 34-year-old was harmed when he collided with an promotion hoarding while diving to stop a ball.
McCullum, who announced final week that he would retire from general cricket in February, has had a long-standing behind problem and will have it reassessed before Thursday’s third diversion of a five-match series.