Brendon McCullum Scores Fastest Hundred In Test History

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

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