Guptill hits 17-ball 50 in NZ victory

Martin Guptill

Guptill was forsaken off a initial round he faced

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.

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