New Delhi: New Zealand's Martin Guptill entered the record books after smashing a 17-ball fifty to help New Zealand thrash poor Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on Monday in the second one-day international in Christchurch.
Martin Guptill broke Brendon McCullum's New Zealand record of fastest fifty off 18 balls. Guptill also scored the second fastest fifty in ODI cricket after equalling the likes of Kusal Perera and former Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya.
Guptill smacked a whirlwind 93 from just 30 balls in an innings that consisted 9 fours and 8 sixes
He missed the record for fastest fifty which is held by South Africa's AB de Villiers.
List of top 10 fastest ODI fifties.
AB de Villiers (South Africa): 16 balls
Martin Guptill (New Zealand): 17 balls
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka): 17 balls
Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka): 17 balls
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan): 18 balls (thrice)
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): 18 balls
Simon O'Donnell (Australia): 18 balls
Glenn Maxwell (Australia): 18 balls
Mark Boucher (South Africa): 19 balls
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): 19 balls