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Martin Guptill scored the highest-ever score of 237 in Cricket World Cup history

Mar 21, 2015 16:16 IST

Martin Guptill, the batsman of New Zealand cricket team, on 21 March 2015 scored the highest-ever score of 237 not out in Cricket World Cup history.

He achieved the feat in 2015 World Cup quarter-final match against West Indies played at WestpacTrust Stadium, Wellington.

He scored 237 off 163 balls. His 200 came off just 152 deliveries that included 21 fours and eight sixes.

Guptill’s double century helped New Zealand to set a target of 393 for 6 wickets for West Indies. In reply the West Indies could only manage 250 in 30.3 over.

He also became the second cricketer after Chris Gayle of West Indies to score a double century in Cricket World Cup history. Chris Gayle had scored 215 off 147-balls against Zimbabwe on 24 February 2015.

Besides, he also became the first New Zealand batsman to reach the milestone of scoring double hundred in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

Overall, Guptill is the fifth batsmen in the world to score a double century in One Day Internationals (ODIs) history and this was the sixth double hundred scored in ODI history. The other four batsmen include three Indians namely Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma (two double centuries) and Chris Gayle.

The first-ever ODI double ton was scored by Sachin Tendulkar against South Africa in Gwalior and the highest-ever score of 264 runs in ODI history remains in the name of Rohit Sharma who achieved this feat against Sri Lanka in November 2014.


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