New Zealand international Martin Guptill smashed a blistering 35-ball century to score the joint-fourth fastest T20 ton of all time.
The Black Caps’ batsman, who was playing for Worcestershire in England’s T-20 domestic competition, blasted 12 fours and seven maximums during his 40 minutes knock.
Guptill along with opener Joe Clarke, took Worcestershire’s score to 162 runs without losing a single wicket in the opening 10 overs, before Guptill was sent back to the pavilion on the first ball of the 11th over.
The 31-year-old scored his fourth domestic T20 ton, before being caught by Josh Cobb for 102 runs from just 38 deliveries.
He finished with an unbelievable strike rate of 268.42.
Guptill joins India’s Rohit Sharma, South Africa’s David Miller and Namibian batsman Louis Van der Westhuizen on the fastest T20 ton scorers’ list.
Chris Gayle is the current record holder with his 30-ball century scored in IPL 2013.
Worcestershire easily chased Northamptonshire’s 187-9 with nine wickets to spare with 6.5 overs remaining on board.