Colin Munro 3rd T20I hundred

If his 23-ball 66 runs knock in the abandoned second T20I against West Indies on January 1 saw his kick-starting this year on a stunning note then Colin Munro’s new year became even better as the New Zealand star stormed into the record books with a remarkable century in the third T20I.

The left-handed batsman needed only 47  balls to get hearts racing, setting the Bay Oval ground on fire as he scored a record third century in the T20 Internationals before being dismissed by Carlos Brathwaite. The Black Caps opener scored 104 off 53 with the help of 3 fours and ten sixes.

Meanwhile, the ton also helped him to become the first player to score three centuries in T20Is. What is even more remarkable that all of his centuries have come in his last nine innings. The first one came against Bangladesh at the Bay Oval when he scored 101 off 54 balls before smashing 109 not out off 58 balls against India in Rajkot in October last year,

His latest century helped him to leave behind the likes of  Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Brendon McCullum. All the four players have two T20I centuries to their name.

Colin Munro’s knock helped New Zealand to post a daunting 243 for five against the reigning T20 world champions.  Colin Munro’s opening partner Martin Guptill also made a good contribution, scoring 63 off 38 as the Black Caps posted their highest-ever score in the shortest format of the game.

Meanwhile, Twitter was quick to congratulate Munro on the stunning knocks. Here are some of the messages:

https://twitter.com/imsharatbhatt/status/948459807450656770

 

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