Guptill went within a whisker of breaking the world record for the fastest ODI 50 and was close to scoring one of the fastest centuries when New Zealand wrapped up the game.                     
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Guptill was 'superb' while Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews described his side's performance as 'embarrassing' and 'pathetic'. After being dropped off the first ball he faced, Guptill went on the warpath with a brutal assault that included nine fours and eight sixes.

For Sri Lanka, it was a humiliating performance after they expressed a desire to gain some pride from being thrashed in the first ODI by seven wickets when New Zealand knocked off the 189-run target with 29 overs to spare. Instead of getting better they went backwards, being dismissed for 117 in 27.4 overs.
"It was embarrassing. Once again a pathetic display by the whole batting unit," Mathews said.                                            

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