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Brendon McCullum’s double century, BJ Watling’s ton puts New Zealand in control of 2nd Test against India

Brendon McCullum scored double centuries in consecutive Tests © AFP
Brendon McCullum scored double centuries in consecutive Tests © AFP

By Shrikant Shankar

Feb 17, 2014

Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling created numerous records in their marathon partnership as they guided New Zealand to 440 for five at tea on Day Four of the second Test against India. McCullum is batting on 228 and Watling is on 119 in Wellington on February 17, 2014. New Zealand lead India by 194 runs in their second innings.

McCullum and Watling also recorded the highest partnership for New Zealand against India in Test cricket. Their stand is currently worth 346 runs off 724 deliveries for the sixth wicket. A total of 93 runs were scored in the session.

The second session started with New Zealand at 347 for five. McCullum cut a short delivery from Ravindra Jadeja for a four behind square on the off side. Watling got three runs through cover with a drive to a delivery from Mohammed Shami.

Watling then pulled a length delivery from Jadeja for a four through fine-leg to get to 99. Watling then flicked a full delivery from Zaheer Khan for a four behind square on the leg side to get to his century.

McCullum then hit a full and wide delivery from Zaheer for a four through cover to get to 199. He got to his double century with a flick for four towards mid-wicket. McCullum got to many milestones en route to his double ton.

He became the sixth player in history to score double centuries in consecutive Tests. He scored 224 runs in the first Test against India in Auckland. This is also McCullum’s third double ton and all three have come against India.

After scoring his double century, McCullum played an upper cut to a hsort delivery from Ishant and got a six over third-man.

MS Dhoni then made Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli bowl in order to try something different and hope for a breakthrough. McCullum guided a back of a length delivery from Kohli towards third-man for a four. He then pushed one behind point for two runs and crossed his highest Test score of 225.

Tea was soon called by the umpires as New Zealand led by a healthy 194-run margin.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 192 (Kane Williamson 47, James Neesham 33, Tim Southee 32; Ishant Sharma 6 for 51, Mohammed Shami 4 for 70) & 440 for 5 (Brendon McCullum 228*, BJ Watling 119*; Zaheer Khan 3 for 60) lead India 438 (Shikhar Dhawan 98, Ajinkya Rahane 118, MS Dhoni 68; Trent Boult 3 for 99, Tim Southee 3 for 93) by 194 runs.

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(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

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