New Zealand top-order batter Martin Gup till has lit up the Pakistan Super League after smashing Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye for 30 runs in an over. This incredible feat occurred during the game between the Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators at the National Stadium in Karachi. Tye was bowling the 19th for the Kings when Guptill hit overdrive and smashed him 30 runs.
Batting at the score of 78, the Kiwi batter kicked started the over with a four towards deep backward square leg. Then Guptill smashed a six, over long-on before hitting another boundary. Then he hit two back-to-back maximums and concluded the over with a boundary. After this power-hitting clinic, the 36-year-old also completed a brilliant century.
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This century holds special importance as the Quetta Gladiators were struggling against the Kings at the start of their innings. The Gladiators were down 23 for 4 in 6.1 overs as Guptill gradually built his inning before blasting Andrew Tye for 30 runs and reaching an important milestone. Reacting to this performance, the Kiwi praised Iftikhar Ahmed, for his 32-run knock, which helped the Quetta after losing early wickets.
While speaking in the mid-innings interview, Guptill said, “Tough going upfront, losing wickets. The partnership with Iftikhar brought us back in the game. We lost four early wickets but we did well to come back. I was able to hit through when it was needed. It was tough going, it is never easy when you lose two wickets in the first over. They are a great bunch of guys.”