McCullum smashes fastest 100, creates history on the last day of career

McCullum_2002The skipper of New Zealand cricket team Brendon McCollum created history on the last day of his test career when he smashed a 100 in exactly 54 balls. He achieved this feat in the second test against Australia at Christchurch.  In the process, he has surpassed the record set in by Sir IVA Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq- both of whom have clouted 100 in 56 balls.

McCollum has announced earlier that this is going to be his last test match. There is all round applause for him for achieving such a great feat in the last test. Viv Richards ton was against England in Antigua in 1986 whereas Misbah-ul-Haq’s century was against Aussies at Abu Dhabi in 2014

McCullum (34), who hit 16 fours and four sixes to notch his 12th Test century, was actually dismissed on 39 when Mitchell Marsh produced a superb diving catch in the gully but was reprieved when television replays showed James Pattinson had bowled a no ball.

Playing his 101st and final Test, McCollum had earlier surpassed the record for most Test sixes when he hit his 101st before lunch. Adam Gilchrist holds the highest number of sixes (100) till now.

Medaram Jathara

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