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Brendon Mccullum Sets A New Record With His 54 Ball Ton

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Brendon McCullum the New Zealand skipper sets a new record with his 54 ball ton in his farewell innings against Australia on February 20 in ChristChurch.. He broke the record of fastest ton in test cricket by Vivian Richards and Misbah which was scored in 56 balls. It also gains special importance with this being Mccullum’s last test match.

Flashlights of 54 ball tonNew Zealand v West Indies: Quarter Final - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

  • McCullum’s first 100 had 16 fours, four sixes three two’s and just six singles
  • He crossed his second fifty in just 20 balls

McCullum’s career

  • The 34 year old wicketkeeper cum batsman made his test debut in 2004
  • His ODI debut was against in 2002
  • He has scored a total of 6,145 runs in test matches and 6,083 runs in ODI matches
  • He has scored 12 centuries in test match and 5 ODI centuries

McCullum’s records

  • He is the only player to score Two T20 centuries in international matches
  • He is the only player to score 2000 runs in T20 format
  • His 185 runs scored on Feb 26,2010 is the highest score ever by a New Zealand wicket keeper in test
  • He also became the first New Zealand batsmen to score a triple century
  • He has the highest number of sixes in test match with 106 sixes

Few facts to be noted

  • McCullum became the second batsmen after Jason Gillespie to score a century in his farewell test match
  • In 2015, Queen’s Birthday honours gave him Officer of the New Zealand order of merit for his services to cricket