HomeCricketMartin Guptill Surpasses Rohit Sharma To Become Highest Run-Scorer In T20Is

Martin Guptill Surpasses Rohit Sharma To Become Highest Run-Scorer In T20Is

He is now overall highest run getter in T20Is also overtaking Suzie Bates, New Zealand women cricketer.

New Zealand batter Martin Guptill became the highest run-getter in men’s T20Is history. He achieved the feat by playing a knock of 40 runs in the first T20I against Scotland. During this innings, Guptill surpassed India’s skipper Rohit Sharma, who has 3379 runs. The right-handed batter now has 3,399 runs in T20Is, 20 runs more than Sharma.

It was Guptill’s 21st run that helped him go past Rohit to the top of the list. Not only in men’s T20Is, but Guptill is also the highest run-scorer in all T20Is (both men’s and women’s now). Suzie Bates, another New Zealand player, is behind him with 3380 runs, whereas Rohit is now third in the list with 3379 runs. The Indian skipper will next be seen in action in the upcoming five-match T20I series against West Indies, beginning Friday.

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Guptill has played 116 T20I matches while Rohit has played 128. Moreover, Guptill’s average in the shortest format is 32.37 while Rohit’s average is 32.18.

Former India skipper Virat Kohli is in the third spot with 3,308 runs to his name in 99 matches at an astounding average of 50.12. Ireland’s Paul Stirling is in the fourth spot on the list with 2,894 runs while Australia captain Aaron Finch is in the fifth spot with 2,855 runs. 

In the ongoing match between New Zealand and Scotland, the former batted first and posted 225/5 in 20 overs. Finn Allen played a knock of 101 off just 56 balls with the help of 8 fours and 6 sixes. Earlier, New Zealand had defeated Ireland 3-0 in the T20I series.

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