Brendon McCullum is 19 runs short of a triple century © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum is 19 runs short of a triple century © Getty Images

 

Feb 18, 2014

 

Brendon McCullum‘s magnificent double century in New Zealand‘s second innings has given them command of the second Test against India in Wellington on February 17, 2014. He was unbeaten on 281 at stumps on Day Four with James Neesham batting on 67. BJ Watling was the only wicket to fall in the day for 124 runs. New Zealand are at 571 for six.

 

In the course of the innings, McCullum has batted for the longest time for any New Zealand batsman. McCullum and Neesham also added 125 runs for the seventh wicket. Many records were broken and set on Day Four by the New Zealand batsmen. New Zealand lead India by 325 runs.

 

McCullum and Watling went onto break the world record for the highest sixth-wicket stand in Test 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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