Brendon McCullum Scored 25 In His Final Test Innings: Brendon McCullum New Zealand skipper and former Wicket-keeper scored 25 in his final test against Australia on Christchurch. 34-year-old Brendon Mccullum has played 100 tests before and will retire after his 101st test against Australia this Febuary.
Brendon McCullum Scored 25 In His Final Test Innings
New Zealand captain and wicket-keeper batsman Brendon Mccullum who recently broke fastest hundred record set by Vivian Richards in 1985/86 in 54 balls as compared to 56 balls by Vivian Richards departed at score of 25 in his final Test innings. Brendon scored 25 from 27 balls with help of 3 fours and 1 six. Hazlewood took the wicket of Mccullum and after retirement from One-day Cricket match against Australia at Hamilton this February, Brendon Mccullum also retired from test cricket.
Mccullum who played the key role in shaping Newzealand team in the ICC 2015 cricket World cup, was responsible for taking Newzealand to finals of world cup. At the age of 34 which is too young for retirement in today’s time where other cricketers from different countries are focussing more on fitness to prolong their cricketing careers and taking retirements from one format only. Mccullum (34) could have played 2-3 more years and help Newzealand to become a strong opponent and to find and nurturing new talents like Ish Sodhi, Williamson, Boult, Henry etc. Several other players like Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni etc quit one format to focus more on other formats. Brendon will also be remembered for his first IPL match hundred against RCB back in 2008 where he scored over 158 runs from 73 balls and remained unbeaten till the end.
Top five fastest hundred in test matches:
|54||BB McCullum||New Zealand v Australia||Christchurch||2015/16|
|56||IVA Richards||West Indies v England||St John’s||1985/86|
|56||Misbah-ul-Haq||Pakistan v Australia||Abu Dhabi||2014/15|
|57||AC Gilchrist||Australia v England||Perth||2006/07|
|67||JM Gregory||Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||1921/22|
source : espncricinfo
See previous fastest hundred by Vivian Richards (fifty six balls):