Brendon McCullum becomes the only Kiwi batsman; to score a Triple Century
What a Test Match Series New Zealand’s Cricket team captain Brendon McCullum is having. After scoring a sensational Double Century in first test against India; the 32-year-old thrashes a Triple Century against the visitors and thus; becomes the only Kiwi batsman to get past the magical figure of 300. In his historic innings, McCullum hit —-boundaries while he also hit — powerful sixes by dispatching the ball into the stands.
On the 4th day of the ongoing test (second of a 2-match series), Brendon David McCullum taught the Indian-11 a lesson of a life time by first establishing a record 352-run partnership with BJ Watling and then added another 125 runs with the overnight not-out batsman Jimmy Neesham, the debutant. After scoring 438 runs India, who were sensing, hoping and eyeing an ‘easy victory’ over a team bowled-out for mere 192 in their first innings; were simply stunned by the highly unanticipated counter attack by the hosts.
The aftermath of an all-day effort and hard work by the Indian bowlers was mere 1 wicket they could achieve in as many as 90 overs with McCullum and Neesham not-out, respectively at 281 and 67; the skipper hit 28 boundaries and 4 sixes in his incomplete innings. And as the match entered into the 5th and final day all eyes were on the man, who literally snatched an evident and certain victory from India; who wanted to end their long and tiring tour abroad on a happy note.
And then the entire world observed the historic moment when McCullum’s bat produced a lovely shot to take him into the 300-Club, being the first-ever New Zealand player to achieve the landmark; in 137 years of cricketing history.
It was in the year 1991 when the all-time-great former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe (Martin David Crowe) scored 299 runs against Sri Lanka and that believe it or not but by far; that remains the highest score by any Kiwi batsman, scored in the New Zealand’s history of Test Match Cricket. During the course of this historic innings, the then young Crowe (now 51) also made a massive, record partnership; he and Andrew Jones scored 467 runs together before Crowe was unfortunately dismissed on 299 (29 4xs and 3×6’s).
Meanwhile, Martin Crowe happens to be the only batsman in the world; to get out at 299!!!