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McCullum plays record 100th consecutive Test

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Brendon McCullum skipper of New Zealand cricket team had played recode 100th consecutive Test before him the record was named to the South African player de Villiers.

Key Highlights

  • Before the McCullum last match the record was holed by the South Africa’s AB de Villiers who had played 98 successive tests from debut.McCullum plays record 100th consecutive Test
  • While Allan Border played 153 successive tests for Australia but not all from his debut.
  • He is the third New Zealand player to play 100 test matches for his country, before him Daniel Vettori (112) had played one for a World XI in 2005, and Stephen Fleming (111).
  • Other four players have played 100 or more consecutive Tests, but no one have done from their debuts.
  • The four players AB de Villiers, John Reid, Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori are the two otherNew Zealand players who have played 100 or more Tests but not from their debuts.

About Brendon McCullum

  • He was born on Sept. 27, 1981 in Dunedin, Otago and hails.
  • He started his career at the age of 20 as a one day international batsman against Australia.
  • He had scored 6,273 test runs with 11 hundreds, including the only triple century by a New Zealand batsman, and 31 half-centuries at an average of 38.48.
  • His highest test score is 302 against India.
  • Currently he had decided to take retirement from all forms of international cricket in February after the second Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.