Munro, the first batsman to three T20I hundreds


Colin Munro became the first batsman to hit three T20I centuries with his 104 off 53 balls against West Indies in Mount Maunganui. Four other batsmen have hit two hundreds in this format, including Munro’s former captain Brendon McCullum.

Munro carted ten sixes in his innings, which are the joint most by a New Zealand batsman in a T20I innings. Corey Anderson too had hit 10 sixes at the same venue against Bangladesh in 2017. Those big hits helped Munro soar to his century off only 47 balls, making it the fastest for New Zealand in T20Is and the joint sixth-fastest overall.

Munro makes record series runs

This was Munro’s third successive fifty-plus score in T20Is. He joins McCullum and Martin Guptill as the only New Zealand batsmen to have got fifty-plus scores in three consecutive innings. While McCullum has a streak of four such innings, Guptill has had two such separate streaks. Notably, all of Munro’s three hundreds have come in his last ten innings, which also include three ducks. Munro has made 447 runs in his last ten T20I innings at an average of 49.66 and at a strike-rate of 182.44.

Munro’s three fifty-plus scores in the series tallied up to 223 runs at an average of 74.33 – the most runs scored by any batsman in any bilateral T20I series (41 of these have had three-match series). He beat Hamilton Masakadza’s tally of 222 runs in a series against Bangladesh in 2015-16, which was the previous highest.

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