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Trent Boult. Credits: Getty Images

New Zealand talisman fast bowler Trent Boult is generally in the news for his bowling. However, the fast bowler made headlines with his blistering batting. The right-hander scored a quickfire knock of 61 runs off just 37 balls while playing for Northern Districts against Otago in Mount Maunganui on the opening day of Plunket Shield 2018-19. In fact, Boult had come to bat when his team was reeling at 59-8.

Furthermore, Boult was able to get past his previous best of unbeaten 52 that he had scored while playing against Bangladesh in 2013. On that day, wickets were tumbling like a house of cards as 21 wickets had fallen down.

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Meanwhile, Trent Boult scored six fours and five maximums in his blistering knock of 37-ball 61. In fact, Boult was able to get 28 runs from one over of Mark Craig. Boult had smashed the off-spinner to three sixes off the first three balls to cow corner.

Boult was to able to guide the ball to the third man for another boundary. In fact, the right-hander was able to finish the over on a high as he smashed another six to the long-off boundary.

However, the spinner was able to get his revenge as he got the wicket of Trent Boult two overs later. Thus, Nothern Districts bundled out for a paltry score of 136 runs.

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Trent Boult. Credits: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Districts were led by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. However, the flamboyant right-hander was able to score only one run. On the other hand, BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme were dismissed without troubling the scorers.

Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Grandhomme had shared eight wickets to skittle out Otago for 108 in the first innings. However, Otago was able to bounce back stronger in the second dig as they finished the day for 88-1. Therefore, they are leading by 60 runs.

Gautam Chauhan

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