Against rivals Australia, in the very first one day international match, against bowler Kane Richardson, New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill, who is in tremendous form nowadays, hit a monstrous six that landed on the roof of the one of the biggest stadiums in the world, at Acukland.
Playing at Eden Park, Martin Guptill faced the very first ball of the 4th over and made a hit that landed on the roof and according to measuring devices it was 113 meters long.
“I have not seen such a monstrous hit ever at this ground before.” one of the commentator stated.
This is the very first time that a batsman has hit the roof of that stadium which is considered one of the most unique stadiums in the world as its straight boundaries are just 55 meters long – Considered the shortest boundaries in the world in terms of straight side.
Guptill, who was in red-hot form during the recent series’ against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, has also belted two sixes onto the roof of the Cake Tin in Wellington. The biggest of those was 110m in his sublime 237 not out in New Zealand’s win over the West Indies in the quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a bigger hit than that, that is just massive. I know he’s been in good form Martin Guptill, but that is just the icing on the cake.
“Lost ball, at a cricket ground, do you get another five for that?”
The latest big blow was one of numerous boundaries struck by Guptill and captain Brendon McCullum as the Black Caps got off to a rollicking start against their trans-Tasman rivals.
New Zealand raced to 61-0 after just eight overs, Guptill hitting four fours and one six to be 27 off 28 and McCullum cracking five fours and two sixes to be 33 from 21.
Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field.