ICC World Cup: Cricket fraternity laud Martin Guptill for heroic double ton

Double tons have become a regular phenomenon in ODI cricket as this time it was New Zealand's Martin Guptill who defined supremacy in Wellington in an intense semi-final clash on Saturday against the West Indies in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015.

ICC World Cup: Cricket fraternity laud Martin Guptill for heroic double ton

New Delhi: Double tons have become a regular phenomenon in ODI cricket as this time it was New Zealand's Martin Guptill who defined supremacy in Wellington in an intense semi-final clash on Saturday against the West Indies in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015.

Guptill stood tall and single handedly blew the West Indies after scoring a brilliant unbeaten 237 runs. His effortless innings was studded with 24 fours and 11 sixes.

This was the second double hundred in the World Cup after Chris Gayle had earlier slammed 215 against Zimbabwe in the Group Stage. In a day of joy for the Black Caps, Guptill became the highest ever World Cup scorer overtaking Gayle. Runs have come aplenty in the 2015 World Cup and this was a highlight of another stupendous effort by New Zealand who posted a huge total of 393 runs.

West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals despite having a healthy run-rate to be finally bowled out for 250 runs. This was Guptill's second ton in the World Cup and he rode his luck to come out on top to defy the West Indian side led by Jason Holder.

He is the second highest scorer in the World Cup with 498 runs only behind Kumar Sangakkara.

The cricket fraternity lauded Guptill for his superb knock through social micro-blogging site, Twitter.

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