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Updated on: Friday, November 19, 2021, 08:08 PM IST

IND vs NZ: New Zealand's Martin Guptill overtakes India's Virat Kohli to become leading run-scorer in Men's T20Is

Martin Guptill of New Zealand in action. | Photo: AFP

Martin Guptill of New Zealand in action. | Photo: AFP

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New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Friday surpassed India's ODI and Test skipper Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer in men's T20Is.

Guptill achieved the feat during his knock of 31 in the second T20 match against India, which is being played in Ranchi.

The Kiwi batter has now scored a total of 3,248 runs and is at the top of the tally, followed by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma with 3,227 and 3,086 runs respectively.

Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians took to their Twitter and wrote, "Congratulations to @martyguptill for becoming the leading run-scorer in men's T20I."

Speaking ahead of the game, Guptill said: "We got to knockout stage in the T20 World Cup, so that was good. The other night we were just a little short of where we wanted to be with the bat. It's all about contributing to the team and doing whatever I can to get us to win. I contributed a bit with the bat in the T20 World Cup and took it very deep against Scotland. I just want to go out tonight and do the same things that I have been doing. There is no guarantee in T20 cricket."

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Published on: Friday, November 19, 2021, 08:07 PM IST
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