Brendon McCullum (above) currently stands 2nd on the list, behind Nathan Astle © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum (above) currently stands 2nd on the list, behind Nathan Astle © Getty Images

New Zealand skipper and opener Brendon McCullum became the second batsman to score more than 3,000 One-Day International (ODI) runs in New Zealand. He achieved the feat as New Zealand pulled off a nerve-wracking four-wicket win over South Africa during the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. He currently stands 2nd on the list, behind Nathan Astle. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Below is the table of top 10 leading run-scorers in ODIs held in New Zealand: New Zealand vs South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Semi-Final: South African innings highlights

Name Period M R HS Ave SR 100s 50s
Nathan Astle 1995-2007 87 3,448 122* 46 75.5 7 23
Brendon McCullum 2002-2015 116 3,014 119 33.9 109 2 21
Stephen Fleming 1994-2007 105 2,975 115* 33.8 71.2 3 19
Ross Taylor 2006-2015 69 2,254 128* 46 82.8 6 12
Martin Guptill 2009-2015 57 2,153 237* 44.9 86.9 4 12
Martin Crowe 1982-1995 57 1,884 105* 44.9 71.9 3 12
Chris Cairns 1991-2006 93 1,813 115 25.9 83.8 1 9
Chris Harris 1991-2004 94 1,717 59* 34.3 72.4 0 9
Craig McMillan 1998-2007 72 1,687 117 30.1 78 2 10
Ken Rutherford 1986-1995 55 1,613 79 33.6 64.2 0 12

As seen above, Astle and McCullum are the only two men to have scored over 3,000 ODI runs in New Zealand. Astle has the most centuries and fifties in New Zealand, while McCullum has the second most half-centuries. McCullum’s strike rate of 109 is by far the highest, though his average of 33.9 is among the lowest. He has also played the most matches by a Kiwi in New Zealand. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015