Guptill blazes away in Caribbean T20 competition

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

Relevant offers

Cricket

Cricket South Africa rejects allegations of political interference before World Cup semifinal with New Zealand Black Caps coach Mike Hesson eyes exciting journey ahead after World Cup rollercoaster Cricket World Cup: the Not-First XI Welcome home event planned for Black Caps at Auckland's Cloud venue Five Black Caps and three Australians named in ICC's team of the World Cup Seven lucky cricket fans walk away with more than $100,000 each in Tui's Catch a Million competition Top six sixes from the Cricket World Cup Webster: Don't listen to 'em, Warnie, Australia's World Cup win is worth toasting Black Caps play a straight bat on Aussie sledging controversy after World Cup final Top six catches of the Cricket World Cup

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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content