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A Revolution in Test Cricket! Brendon McCullum transforms the run-rate!

December 26, 2014

Michael Roberts

A run rate of 107.44 when scoring 202 runs off 188 balls might seem a rare feat. Brendon McCullum achieved that recently on the third day of  New Zealand’s Third Test Match against Pakistan at Sharjah on 28th November 2014.

Well then! the same Brendon McCullum blasted 195 runs in 134 balls at a run-rate of 145.52 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on the first day of the First test against Sri Lanka on 28=6th December 2014. As far as I know this sort of scoring rate with such regularity is unheard of in  modern Test cricket.

Sharjah = McCullum … b Yasir Shah …. 202 runs … 279 mts …188 balls … 21 x 4 … 11 x 6 … at  107.44

Christchurch =McCullum …. c Karunaratne b Kaushal …. 195 runs …202 mts….134 b… 18 x4 …11 x 6 …. at  145.52

New Zealand v Sri Lanka Brendon McCullum hit the fastest Test hundred for New Zealand – off 74 balls – and finished on 195 off 134 against Sri Lanka in Christchurch © Getty Image

Brendon final catch -AFP McCullum takes the final catch sealing the Kiwi victory over Pakistan at Sharjah kIWI embrace the New Zealanders embrace in joy

Brash, brutal and brilliant to watch, Brendon McCullum can bruise bowling attacks like few other men in international cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, McCullum has been used throughout the New Zealand batting order, but whenever he arrives at the crease it’s impossible to look away. He muscles balls over both sides of the field and was responsible for getting the IPL off to an electrifying start, lighting up the tournament’s first match with 158 and showing what the format had to offer.

Full name Brendon Barrie McCullum

Born September 27, 1981, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 33 years 90 days

Major teams New Zealand, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Glamorgan, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Otago, Sussex

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father – SJ McCullum, Brother – NL McCullum

Brendon Barrie McCullum
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 156 8 5653 302 38.19 9179 61.58 10 28 680 81 186 11
ODIs 232 201 28 5200 166 30.05 5742 90.56 4 26 462 158 246 15
T20Is 70 69 10 2105 123 35.67 1556 135.28 2 13 197 87 35 8
First-class 138 241 12 8410 302 36.72 15 43 296 19
List A 276 239 32 6248 170 30.18 7 30 289 17
Twenty20 197 194 20 5570 158* 32.01 4162 133.82 5 29 526 246 91 14
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 90 5 133 66 1 1/1 1/13 66.00 2.97 133.0 0 0 0
ODIs 232
T20Is 70
First-class 138 157 72 1 1/1 1/13 72.00 2.75 157.0 0 0 0
List A 276
Twenty20 197
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 10-14, 2004 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 17, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Oct 27, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, Jul 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Canterbury v Otago at Rangiora, Dec 18-21, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Oct 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
33, 0/6, 14 Otago v Canterbury Rangiora 18 Dec 2014 FC
202 New Zealand v Pakistan Sharjah 26 Nov 2014 Test # 2147
43, 1/1, 45, 0/12 New Zealand v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Nov 2014 Test # 2146
0/32, 18, 0/3, 39 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 9 Nov 2014 Test # 2144
N Zealanders v Pakistan A Sharjah 3 Nov 2014 Other
New Zealand v South Africa Hamilton 27 Oct 2014 ODI # 3538
12 New Zealand v South Africa Mount Maunganui 24 Oct 2014 ODI # 3537
16 New Zealand v South Africa Mount Maunganui 21 Oct 2014 ODI # 3536
52 NZ XI v Scotland Lincoln 15 Oct 2014 Other OD
39 Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
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