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NZ vs WI 2017/18: Colin Munro Tops the List of Players with Most T20I Tons

Colin Munro, T20I Hundreds, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum
Colin Munro set a new record in T20I cricket. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In the shortest of the format while talking about the batsmen, who have bulldozed the bowlers all around the park and that, has simultaneously entertained the fans, as New Zealand’s power-hitter Colin Munro has become the latest to make most of the opportunities through at him — to set his name in the record books.

Going into the introductory phase of the Twenty20 International cricket since 2007, it has proved to be a riveting one since Misbah-ul-Haq gave easiest of the catches to S Sreesanth at fine short fine leg — to see India registering the glory under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The bowlers went on to set their names in records books, as batsmen had had already enjoyed the fair share in the shortest version of the game.

Here’s the list of five players, who have smashed most hundreds:

Colin Munro Three Hundreds in 35 T20I innings:

Colin Munro, T20I, Hundred, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum

Colin Munro has been key at the top with the bat when it comes to the limited-overs cricket for Kiwis. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Explosive New Zealand opener Colin Munro has set a new world record by becoming the first cricketer to smash three Twenty20 Internationals, and interestingly he brought up all three hundred in his last nine T20I innings on January 3 while featuring in his 38th game.

Known for his batting prowess, the left-handed batsman Munro smashed 53-ball 104 against the Windies in the third and final T20I series at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

With the third century, the 30-year-old Durban-born Munro has jumped to the top of the charts with most hundreds while surpassing former national side player Brendon McCullum followed by Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma.

Earlier, in 2016, Munro smashed 101 off 54 balls against Bangladesh, before he hit an unbeaten 109 off 58 in November 2016 at Rajkot.

Evin Lewis two hundred in 14 T20I innings:

Colin Munro, T20I, Hundred, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum

Evin Lewis smashed his both T20I hundreds against India. Photo Credit: AFP.

Windies swashbuckling 26-year-old opening batsman is another hot property when it comes to the T20I cricket. He had already notched up two hundred in his 14 T20I fixtures. The left-handed batsman made his T20I debut in March 2016 in Nagpur against India which further saw him bringing up his both the tons against India. In August 2016 at Lauderhill, Lewis thrashed Indian bowlers who saw him scoring 100 off 49 deliveries.

However, at Kingston in July 2017, Lewis was again at his best to rack up his second hundred. He remained unbeaten on 125 off just 62 balls.

Chris Gayle 50 innings two hundreds:

Colin Munro, T20I, Hundred, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum

Before Colin Munro went past a player like Gayle, the latter has already instilled the fear in bowlers. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The 38-year-old Gayle might be past his age, but he is still one of the batsmen, who could blow away the opposition single-handedly with his ability to clear the boundaries with ease. Gayle’s maiden T20I hundred came against hosts South Africa in the first-ever T20I World Cup in 2007 in Johannesburg.

The left-handed batsman smashed 57-ball hundred in which he registered ten sixes and seven boundaries. After nine years, Gayle smashed his second hundred in T20I World Cup 2016 against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Gayle remained unbeaten on 100 off 48 deliveries, as his innings got comprised of 11 sixes and five boundaries.

Rohit Sharma Two Hundreds in 64 T20Is:

Colin Munro, T20I, Hundred, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum

Rohit Sharma has been brilliant at the top to flay the bowlers. Photo Credit: BCCI.

The 30-year-old Rohit Sharma has been in his mood to register big scores. In his 71 T20I games, the right-handed batsman had registered two hundreds in 64 innings. In 2015, Rohit shamed his maiden T20I hundred against South Africa in Dharamsala. He blazed past 66-ball 106 runs.

Recently, in Indore on December 22, 2017, Rohit registered the joint-fastest (David Miller) T20I hundred against Sri Lanka which eventually saw him posting 43-ball 118.

Brendon McCullum two centuries in 70 innings:

Colin Munro, T20I, Hundred, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum

Before Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum was the first New Zealander to register two T20I hundreds. Photo Credit: Getty Images

With the fast hands, the 36-year-old Brendon McCullum had already hung his boots from international cricket; however, he is still listed in the most number of tons in the 20-over format while having two hundreds under his belt.

In February 2010, McCullum brought up his first hundred against Australia in Christchurch, before thrashing Bangladesh in 2012 T20I World Cup in Pallekele where he registered a 58-ball 123.

The right-handed batsman McCullum had scored 2,140 runs at an average of 35.66. He has also registered 13 hundreds.

Here’s what you could read more regarding the Top Five:

2017 Records: Most matches as an Umpire in T20 Internationals

2017 Records: Highest Individual Scores in an ODI Innings

Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor

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