4 Jan 2012

Guptill smashes record as Auckland win HRV Cup clash

6:51 am on 4 January 2012

The Black Caps opener Martin Guptill smashed his way to his first Twenty/20 century to lift Auckland to the top of domestic cricket's Twenty/20 competition.

Guptill blasted 120 not out off just 60 balls as the Aces chased down Canterbury's 183-9 in Rangiora off the final delivery.

The 120 was the highest ever score in domestic Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand, surpassing Ross Taylor's previous record of 111 (no).

The Aces - the HRV Cup defending champions - join Central Districts at the top of the table on 12 points, two clear of the Wizards and the Otago Volts.

for the Aces.