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.