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From 237 not out to golden duck: Martin Guptill’s contrasting fortunes vs West Indies in 2 World Cups

first_imgNew Zealand vs West Indies was billed as a must-win match for the Caribbeans as they could not risk any slip-ups in the 29th match of World Cup 2019. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill must have been fancying his chances against West Indies as in his last World Cup outing against the Caribbeans he had smashed record-breaking unbeaten 237. This is the highest individual score in any ICC Tournament.4 years ago, Guptill’s stupendous 163-ball innings contained 24 fours and 11 sixes with 92 of the runs coming in the final 10-over slot that saw New Zealand rack up 393-6. The dominance of Guptill was so massive that the next best score was Ross Taylor’s 42 during a third-wicket partnership of 143. Before this match, Guptill had amassed 588 runs in 12 games against West Indies.On Saturday, Martin Guptill failed to even open his account against West Indies as he was pinned by Sheldon Cottrell right in front of the leg stump with a yorker that swung in incredibly. Umpire wasn’t convinced but West Indies reviewed it and the replays showed that it was going on to hit the leg stump.After choosing to field, West Indies were flying high as Cottrell had dismissed both New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in the very first over for golden ducks. On the last delivery of the same over, Cottrell shattered Munro’s stumps with an inswinging yorker.During New Zealand’s last match against South Africa, Martin Guptill had dislodged his own wicket with a 360 degree turn into a pull shot. With this bizarre dismissal, he became the first New Zealand batsman to be dismissed by hitting his own wickets in the history of World Cup.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs AfghanistanAlso Read | Is this India’s away orange jersey in World Cup 2019? Pictures on social media leave fans guessingAlso Watch:last_img

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