Martin Guptill surpasses Virat Kohli, becomes highest run-scorer in T20Is
- India won the toss and put New Zealand to bat in the second T20I
- Martin Guptill scored 14 runs in the first over
- India lead the series 1-0
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Friday surpassed India's Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in T20Is. Having been put to bat first, he Kiwi scored 14 runs in the first over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to get off a flying start.
Coming into the JSCA SCA International Stadium in Ranchi, for the second T20I against India, Martin Guptill was 11 runs short of surpassing Virat Kohli's world record of most ever T20I runs. The Indian Test captain led with 3227 runs in the format. However, he took merely six balls to cross the landmark. After edging the first ball for a boundary, Guptill threw his bat at a length delivery, to get a four over point. He was then dropped by KL Rahul on the fifth ball. The opener finished the over with a boundary at wide long-off.
Martin Guptill came into the second game of the three-match series riding on an impressive 42-ball 70. He was placed second on the highest run-getter table with 3217 runs in 110 matches.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is third on the list with 3086 runs in 117 matches. He is 142 runs short of Kohli's tally. The Mumbai Indians batsman scored a 36-ball 48 in the opener of the series.
Guptill finished the T20 World Cup with 208 runs in seven matches, 93 being his highest. He was New Zealand's second-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
Virat Kohli has been rested for India's T20I series against New Zealand.
In the first T20I, Guptill and Mark Chapman (63 off 50) helped the Kiwis post a 164-run total. However, Suryakumar Yadav's 40-ball 62 helped the Men in Blue complete the chase with two balls to spare. Rohit Sharma and company won the match by five wickets.