Guptill blazes away in Caribbean T20 competition

SARAH HARVEY
Last updated 13:18 08/08/2014
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HITTING FORM: NZ batsman Martin Guptill has smashed 90 off 51 balls in the Caribbean Premier League.

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Blacks Caps batsman Martin Guptill has returned to form in style equalling the top score for an overseas player in the Caribbean Premier League to help his team to a win overnight.

Guptill, who plays for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, scored 90 runs in a 114-run third-wicket partnership with West Indian cricketer Denesh Ramdin off 59 balls.

The duo smashed eight boundaries and six sixes during their stand.

Guptill's 90 is the equal highest score for an overseas player in the league alongside Ireland's Kevin O'Brien. He smashed a six before holing out on the next ball bowled by Carlos Braithwaite.

Black Caps allrounder Jimmy Neesham was nine not out for the Amazon team as the side beat Antigua by 19 runs.

Guptill is one of four New Zealand players taking part in the league including Neesham, former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori who was a late replacement for Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan for the Jamaica Tallawahs, and Ross Taylor who plays for Trinidad and Tobago.

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