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Brendon McCullum becomes first batsman to complete 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals

Brendon McCullum has made a name for himself in T20Is © Getty Images (File Photo)
Brendon McCullum has made a name for himself in T20Is © Getty Images (File Photo)

Mar 29, 2014

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Saturday created history by becoming the first batsman to cross 2,000-run mark in Twenty20 Internationals. McCullum achieved the feat during the ICC World T20 2014 match against the Netherlands at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

McCullum achieved the feat during New Zealand’s chase of 152 in the 25th match of the T20 World Cup tournament. Before this match, McCullum had scored 1,979 runs in 67 T20Is for the Kiwis at an average of 35.98. The right-handed batsman has 12 half-centuries and two centuries to his name in the format. The tally of two tons and 12 fifties is highest in the list of top 10 batsmen in international cricket.

McCullum’s compatriot Martin Guptill is also in the list of top 10 batsmen with most runs in the shortest format of the game. Guptill has 1,236 runs in 46 matches at an average of 33.16, with one century and five half-centuries.

Batsman

Country

Matches

Runs

Highest

Average

100s

50s

B  McCullum

New Zealand

67*

      2000

123

35.98

2

12

M Jayawardene

Sri Lanka

52

1444

100

32.81

1

9

T Dilshan

Sri Lanka

58

1387

104*

29.51

1

9

K Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

53

1325

78

31.54

0

7

D Warner

Australia

49

1324

90*

28.17

0

10

JP Duminy

South Africa

53

1292

96*

36.91

0

7

M Hafeez

Pakistan

56

1278

86

25.05

0

7

C Gayle

West Indies

40

1231

117

34.19

1

11

M Guptill

New Zealand

46*

1227

101*

32.52

1

5

U Akmal

Pakistan

54

1220

94

29.04

0

6

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