Stats: Martin Guptill becomes fastest New Zealander to 3000 ODI runs
Martin Guptill became the fastest New Zealand batsman to reach 3000 ODI runs during the third ODI against Sri Lanka at Eden Park, Auckland earlier today. Guptill scored a fluent 66 off 78 balls after New Zealand were asked to bat first by the Sri Lankans and helped the Black Caps reach 145 for 3 in 28.5 overs before the match was abandoned due to rain.
Guptill’s innings was laced with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes as he timed the ball fluently right from the word go and looked set to get a big score before the rain brought a halt to proceedings.
During the course of his innings, the 28-year-old overtook Nathan Astle to become the fastest to reach the 3000-run landmark, having got there in just 90 innings as compared to Astle’s 93.
The 7-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with 4 matches still to play.
Here are the 5 fastest New Zealanders to 3000 ODI runs:
*Stats updated till January 17, 2014