There could not have been a more entertaining end to this year calendar than what was provided by Martin Guptill during his breath-taking 30 ball 93, in the process of which he also took New Zealand to a world record of the fastest team fifty coming off just 16 balls.
Today, we look upon some similar efforts put up by the players to take their team’s total to this first landmark in such an extravagant manner:
1. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (Dec 28, 2015):
There are hardly any better monday mornings for a cricket fan, than to wake up and see such a brutal assault with the bat. It was a very special innings from a very special player that lead to a new record of fastest team 50 coming of just 16 balls. The highest run scorer in ODI’s this year, Martin Guptill decided to the make most of his dropped chance as he sent the ball to all parts of the ground, and eventually getting the better of his skipper’s record of the fastest fifty. Guptill raced to his 50 in 17 balls keeping the crowd on its toes during the entire chase.