Guptill hits World Cup record score of 237

New Zealand's Martin Guptill takes a run during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against the West Indies in Wellington on March 21, 2015New Zealand’s Martin Guptill hit the highest ever World Cup score of 237 not out against the West Indies in the quarter-finals on Saturday, the second highest ODI individual total of all time. The 28-year-old opener’s total surpassed the previous World Cup best of 215 made by the West Indies’ Chris Gayle against Zimbabwe at Canberra last month. Guptill, dropped on four by Marlon Samuels, faced 163 balls as he hit 24 fours and 11 sixes, one of them a 110-metre rocket that landed on the roof of Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. His innings was also the second-highest individual score in the 3,643 match history of one-day internationals, behind Rohit Sharma’s 264 for India against Sri Lanka at Kolkata last year.

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