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Stats: Auckland’s Colin Munro blasts a 94-ball 167 in the Ford Trophy match

Colin Munro scored 167 off just 94 balls with help of 22 fours and seven sixes.

Colin Munro of New Zealand
Colin Munro of New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Colin Munro is putting on his best to storm back into New Zealand’s ODI XI with help of some strong batting performances in the Ford Trophy. Though Munro has been a regular feature in New Zealand’s ODI squad recently, he is failing to retain his place in the XI due to regular failures. The opening batsman now has struck two tons in his previous three matches of the One-Day Cup. Against Wellington on Monday, he struck an 85-ball 119 but his team Auckland fell eight runs short of a 345-run chase.

Munro produced an even better effort with the bat during the match against Canterbury. Despite losing the wicket of his opening partner Martin Guptill early on, Munro raced to a 29-ball fifty. He needed only 28 more deliveries to complete his hundred which was the 8th of his List A career. He turned even more destructive after completing his ton. The left-hander cruised to 150 from 100 in only 25 balls. Munro got to 167 off just 94 balls with help of 22 fours and seven maximums before getting out to Todd Astle.

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Auckland reached 401/8 in their 50 overs as Glenn Phillips (66), Mark Chapman (70) and Robert O’Donnell (52) scored fifties. Canterbury bowled out for only 217 in 36.4 overs in reply. Colin Munro reached his 150 in 82 balls which stands 6th on the list of fastest 150s in the List A cricket. In fact, Munro’s effort is the 2nd quickest 150 by a New Zealand player as Colin de Grandhomme needed only 80 balls for this milestone when he faced Northamptonshire while representing New Zealand A.

Interestingly, in the same match, Munro also scored a 151 and completed the 150-run milestone in only 98 balls. Munro’s 82-ball 150 on Friday is now the fastest 150 in a List A match on New Zealand soil breaking Jamie How’s record who got to 150 in only 84 balls during the 2014/15 One-Day Cup match. Playing for the Central Districts, How scored 177 from only 99 balls also against Canterbury. The Central Districts reached 405 before getting bowled out in that game and won it by a huge 217-run margin.

Fastest known individual 150s in List A cricket:

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(Stats as on November 29, 2019)

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