Martin Guptill becomes the first batsman to hit 150 sixes in T20I cricket
Martin Guptill has been a fabulous player in the shorter formats of the game. The right-handed batter has won several matches for his country. Be it ODIs or T20Is, his aggressive batting has formed the base of big totals against strong opponents. He achieved another landmark against Scotland in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
He became the first batter in history to hit 150 sixes in T20I cricket. Overall, Guptill has 154 sixes to his name in the shortest format of the game. Martin achieved the record in 105 T20I matches.
Earlier, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer won the toss and chose to field against New Zealand at the T20 World Cup on Wednesday.
New Zealand retained the same team which thrashed India by eight wickets on Sunday.
Coetzer missed his team’s four-wicket defeat against Namibia in Group 2 because of a bruised finger but is fit to play as Scotland takes on New Zealand for the first time since the 2009 edition.
Coetzer replaced Craig Wallace while Alasdair Evans came in for Josh Davey, who is injured. Scotland had a successful start to its T20 World Cup, winning all three qualifying matches before losing two straight games in the Super 12s to Namibia and Afghanistan.
New Zealand, which lost to Pakistan, needs to win its remaining three games — against Scotland, Afghanistan and Namibia — to advance to the semifinals.
Pakistan has already advanced after winning four matches.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (captain), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (captain), George Munsey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal.