New Zealand opener Colin Munro managed to break Yuvraj Singh’s record with his blistering knock of 57 runs from 21 balls in 6th T20I of the Tri-Nation series against England. Munro scored 54 runs out of 57 in boundaries which includes 7 sixes and 3 fours. This is the highest percentage of runs scored by a batsman in an innings in boundaries in a T20I match – 94.73.
Yuvraj scored 58 runs off 16 balls, the same match where he struck 6 sixes in an over off Stuart Broad and got the fastest T20I fifty to his name. Yuvraj’s innings was studded with 7 sixes and 3 fours as well but the percentage of boundaries in his innings is 93.10.
As far as ODI cricket is concerned, Munro is behind four batsmen. Here is the list –
Andre Fletcher (West Indies) – 96.15 (50 out of 52 runs, 8 fours and 3 sixes)
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 96.10 (74 out of 77 runs, 8 fours and 7 sixes)
Brenon McCullum (New Zealand) – 94.92 (56 out of 59 runs, 8 fours and 4 sixes)
Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka) – 94.92 (56 out of 59 runs, 8 fours and 4 sixes)
Munro’s 7th T20I fifty got New Zealand off to a brilliant start chasing a target of 195 runs. He stitched a partnership of 78 runs for the first wicket with Martin Guptill. Munro got out after the powerplay overs but Guptill anchored the runchase.
Here’s a look at Munro’s innings –
How about that ball-striking from Colin Munro last night!?
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 19, 2018
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson got out early but Mark Chapman formed another partnership with Guptill. He got out in the 17th over of the match after scoring 62 runs off 47 deliveries. Ross Taylor got out after scoring just 7 runs.
In the end, England bowlers held their nerves as they restricted Chapman and Colin de Grandhomme. The visitors won the match by 2 runs in a nail-biting finish as Tom Curran gave just 8 runs off the last over.
Note: The above statistics apply to scores above 50.