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Martin Guptill slams fourth-fastest T20 century for Worcestershire Read In Hindi

By completing his century off 35 deliveries, Guptill now possesses the record for the joint fourth-fastest T20 century ever in history.

Written by: Ajay Shankar Tiwari, London [ Updated: July 28, 2018 15:15 IST ]
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A file image of Martin Guptill.

New Zealand Opener Martin Guptill has been setting the world alight with his whirlwind knocks in limited-overs cricket for a while now. In the latest edition of the Vitality T20 Blast being played in England, the Kiwi blasted 102* off just 38 balls for Worcestershire against Northamptonshire on Friday. 

By completing his century off 35 deliveries, Guptill now possesses the record for the joint fourth-fastest T20 century ever in history.

After his side was set a target of 189 runs by the Northants, Guptill opened the innings with a flurry of boundaries and sixes. He hit 12 fours and 7 sixes en route his record-breaking knock at a humongous strike-rate of 268.42.

West Indian opener and self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle currently sits at the top of the list of fastest century-makers. He made the record his own when he took just 30 balls to reach the milestone for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013. Following is a list of top-10 fastest T20 hundreds:

Player Balls Team Year
Chris Gayle 30 Royal Challengers Bangalore 2013
Rishabh Pant 32 Delhi 2017-18
Andrew Symonds 34 Kent 2004
LP van der Westhuizen 35 Namibia 2011-12
David Miller 35 South Africa 2017
Rohit Sharma 35 India 2017
Martin Guptill 35 Worcestershire 2018
Yusuf Pathan 37 Rajasthan Royals 2009
Scott Styris 37 Sussex 2012
Daniel Christian 37 Nottinghamshire 2018

 

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