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Guptill becomes 5th Batsman to score ODI Double Hundred

Guptill-237Martin Guptill became the first New Zealand cricketer and fifth batsman in the world to score a double hundred in ODIs. He also became the second player to score a double hundred in World Cup history. Chris Gayle of the West Indies had achieved the milestone in this World Cup earlier.

Prior to Guptill, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle had scored the ODI double hundreds. Rohit Sharma has scored double hundreds twice with the best score being 264, which is a world record.

Guptill scored 237* off 163 balls with 24 boundaries and 11 sixes to power New Zealand to 393/6 in 50 overs in the fourth quarterfinal against West Indies at Wellington. Apart from Guptill, Kane Williamson (33), Ross Taylor (42) and Grant Elliott (27) were the top contributors. For West Indies, Jerome Taylor took three wickets, while Andre Russell took two wickets.

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