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Guptill hits 102 off just 38 balls in T20 Blast

LONDON: New Zealand’s Martin Guptill struck 102 from just 38 balls as Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire by nine wickets in English county cricket’s Twenty20 Blast on Friday. Set a targe of 188, visitors Worcestershire won with nearly seven overs to spare, with Joe Clarke making an unbeaten 61 off 33 balls. Clarke and Guptill put on 162 in 10 overs. It did not take long for the experienced Guptill, who hit 12 fours and seven sixes, to get into his stride. He got going in a Richard Gleeson over that cost 22…

Munro expected to provide power boost up top for New Zealand in India

WELLINGTON: Power-hitting left-hander Colin Munro is likely to open New Zealand’s innings with Martin Guptill on the limited overs tour of India with Tom Latham dropping down the order, coach Mike Hesson has said. Hesson and nine members of the New Zealand squad left on Thursday for the tour, which starts on Oct. 22 and includes three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. They will link up with six players from the New Zealand ‘A’ side currently in the subcontinent. Colin Munro, 30, is on the ‘A’ tour…

Guptill’s blistering century fashions NZ win over South Africa

HAMILTON: Martin Guptill underlined his importance to the New Zealand one-day side with a blistering match-winning century as he guided his side to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in their fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Wednesday. Guptill, who had suffered two separate hamstring strains and not played for a month, scored 180 not out and combined with Ross Taylor (66) in a 180-run partnership to take New Zealand to 280-3 in 45 overs. The 30-year-old blasted 11 sixes and 15 boundaries in his…

 New Zealand drop Guptill for Pakistan Tests

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opener Martin Guptill's faltering Test career appeared to be over when he was dropped on Thursday from the Black Caps' squad for this month's series against Pakistan. Guptill was not named in the 13-man squad for the two-Test series after repeatedly failing to showcase his limited-overs form in the five-day version of the game. He was given a final chance on the recent tour of India but managed only one half century in six innings, continuing his woes against the red ball. The 30-year-old…

Debutant Worker powers New Zealand to T20 triumph

HARARE: George Worker compiled a brisk 62 off just 38 balls on his international debut to enable New Zealand to complete their brief limited overs tour of Zimbabwe with an easy 80-run win in their only Twenty20 international on Sunday.