Brendon McCullum with his sublime form has become the man of the moment. The Black Caps skipper has proved his critics who doubted his temperament in the longest format of the game, wrong and how. After a great One Day series against India, he carried forward his terrific form in the Test matches too.
In the first Test match in Auckland, he scored a brilliant 224 while he went a step better to produce a knock of 302 in the second test. Apart from playing a saviour to his team against the so called formidable cricketing side, he broke several records in his superb knock of 302.
Five records broken by the Kiwi Skipper in this Test Series:
He becomes the first New Zealand player to score a triple century. His 302 in the second innings included 32 fours and 4 sixes.
McCullam eclipsed the previous highest score held by Martin Crowe of 299 which coincidentally also came at the same venue, Basin Reserve, Wellington.
He becomes the 28th player to score a triple century in an individual innings. This list includes likes of Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Michael Clarke and many more.
He along with Bradley-John Watling made a world record sixth wicket partnership when they stitched 352 runs together. They went past previous best 351 run – partnership between Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene which was also against India.
Brendon McCullum also has two double centuries against India. A knock 225 in the Hyderabad test in 2010 and fine run of 224 in the first Test in Auckland of this series. He also joins Glenn Turner record of registering two double centuries way back in 1972 in the same series. He goes one better with one double and another triple century.
The triple century man will be seen in action in the coming IPL season and will surely be the most watched player of the season. Great buy Chennai Super Kings. What new records he creates and breaks remains to be seen.
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