Tom Latham had earlier broken the record for most singles ODIs on the birthday of Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. On Saturday, New Zealand beat the Netherlands by 118 points as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series here in Hamilton. Tom Latham is the architect of success. New Zealand were reduced to 89/6 23 times against their formidable opponents. However, Latham played the captain’s last tactic, scoring 140 * off 123 balls to retrieve the hosts, eventually leading the Mummies to 264/9.
His victory – which was his best ODI cricket score of his career – equaled tens, fours and sixes. On his birthday, he could not have turned thirty.
Tom Latham broke Sachin Tendulkar’s 24 – year record by scoring 140 not out on April 2. On his birthday in 1998, Tendulkar played 134 roles.
Another Kiwi win, Ross Taylor is third on the list of players who scored a big ODI score on their birthday in 2011 with 131 points.
Sanath Jayasuriya is in fourth place with 130 points in 2008, while Vinod Kambli scored 100 points on his birthday in 1993.
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