Brendon McCullum said he was happy to get to a double hundred but he said he was all the more happy that his team recovered from 30 for three to get to a respectable score.

 

New Zealand captain  said he has bowlers at his disposal to take 20 Indian wickets after the Kiwis rode on the skipper’s unbeaten double century to take an upper-hand in the ongoing first Test at Auckland.

 

McCullum’s sparkling 224 guided New Zealand to a commanding 503 in their first innings before the hosts reduced India to 130 for four at the end of second day’s play.

 

But McCullum said he had never imagined that the Kiwis would reach the 500-run mark after they were reduced to 30 for three in the morning session of first day’s proceedings on Thursday.