Brendon McCullum has blasted the fastest century in Test history in his 101st and final match for New Zealand before retiring. Brendon McCullum has , a 54-ball effort that broke the record jointly held by Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq.
McCullum celebrated to a standing ovation from the crowd at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, raising his bat to all parts of the venue in his adopted home-town. His effort was two balls faster than the previous record 56-ball century scored by Richards against England in Antigua in 1985-86, which was equalled by Misbah-ul-Haq against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014-15.
McCullum had been given a major let-off on 39 when he sliced to gully and was brilliantly caught by a diving Mitchell Marsh. However, umpire Richard Kettleborough asked for the third official to check the front foot of bowler James Pattinson and a no-ball was confirmed. McCullum was dismissed for 145 when Nathan Lyon took a good catch in the deep to end a 179-run partnership with Anderson.
New Zealand, who lost the opening game of the two-Test series, were 32-3 at one point on day one in Christchurch, but recovered to 370 all out before Australia closed on 57-1. The 34-year-old captain needed just 54 balls to reach his 12th century in a majestic display against Australia on the first day of the second Test.
Extra Info :
Brendon McCullum : A New Zealand Player
New Zealand President : Peter Goodfellow
New Zealand Prime Minister : John Key
Capital : Wellington
Currency: New Zealand dollar.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has scored fastest hundred in test history ?
2. Brendon McCullum is the player of which country ?
Courtesy : The Indian Express