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Brendon McCullum eyes maiden triple ton and Martin Crowe’s record of 299 runs

Brendon McCullum is unbeaten on 281 © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum is unbeaten on 281 © Getty Images

 

Feb 17, 2014

 

It was a marathon effort from the New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum. He walked in when New Zealand were 52 for three on Day Three and on Tuesday he will walk out to bat on the final day eyeing the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman. McCullum, unbeaten on 281 will eye Martin Crowe‘s record of 299 runs. During his innings McCullum surpassed many of the other records including his previous best Test score of 225 against India.

 

Batsman Inn Opp Year
Martin Crowe 299 Sri Lanka 1991
**Brendon McCullum  281* India 2014
Stephen Fleming 274* Sri Lanka 2003
Bryan Young 267* Sri Lanka 1997
Stephen Fleming 262 South Africa 2006
Glenn Turner 259 West Indies 1972

Updated at the end of Day 4 when McCullum was unbeaten on 281.

 

McCullum, along with BJ Watling also posted the highest-ever partnership for the sixth wicket in Test cricket history. The duo got past the record set by Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene. The Sri Lankan pair added 351 runs against India at Ahmedabad in 2009.

 

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