New Zealand batter Martin Guptill overtook Rohit Sharma on Sunday to develop into the best run scorer in T20 Worldwide when he scored 15 runs towards the West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston. The Kiwi batter now sits at 3,497 runs after his quick innings on Sunday night time.
Coincidentally, Rohit had crossed Guptill because the main run-scorer after scoring 64 within the first T20I towards the identical opposition in July. Rohit (3,487) and third-placed Virat Kohli (3,308) will get the possibility to maneuver to the highest when India participate within the Asia Cup later this month.
Within the match, a 102-run opening wicket stand between Brandon Kings and Shamarh Brook helped West Indies beat New Zealand by eight wickets within the third T20I to stop a clear sweep of the three-match sequence.
Martin Guptill to the highest!
The @BLACKCAPS opener goes to No.1, although there’s an Asia Cup across the nook for 2 batters within the chasing pack 🏏
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— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2022
New Zealand may solely muster 145 for 7 after opting to bat first and the hosts reached chased down the goal with an over to spare, as stand-in captain Rovman Powell hit Jimmy Neesham for six to clinch the win and depart the sequence 2-1 in New Zealand’s favour.
The choice by the West Indies to play two spinners proved very important with New Zealand having issue maneuvering round Akeal Hosein and Hayden Walsh, with Pacer Odean Smith giving correct assist.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson mentioned his aspect was outplayed on the day and they’ll now flip their consideration to the three-match ODI sequence that begins on Wednesday.