Brendon McCullum (left) dances down the track to hit a six © AFP
Brendon McCullum (left) dances down the track to hit a six © AFP

Nov 28, 2014

Brendon McCullum brought up his 150 off 137 balls at the end of the 47th over, bringing up the milestone with a boundary. New Zealand reached 247 for one during the final session of the day. Kane Williamson was batting on a score of 74 from 93 balls on the other end, with New Zealand trailing Pakistan’s score of 351 by 104 runs.

McCullum earlier broke the record for the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman when he hit the last ball of the second session for a single, taking 78 balls to reach the milestone. New Zealand were clearly on top at tea, reaching a score of 164 for one. Kane Williamson eventually brought up his half-century off 54 balls, playing a silent innings in comparison to McCullum’s furious hitting.

New Zealand resumed from their score of seven for no loss after one over after lunch . Brendon McCullum scored the runs for New Zealand, batting on a score of six. Pakistan were earlier dismissed for a score of 351, with Mohammad Hafeez top-scoring for the hosts with a score of 197. Mark Craig was the pick among the New Zealand bowlers with figures of seven for 94, the third instance of a New Zealand spinner taking seven or more wickets.

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