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OTD in 2016: McCullum’s blitzkrieg en route to fastest Test hundred

OTD in 2016: McCullum’s blitzkrieg en route to fastest Test hundred

Brendon McCullum smothered his way to smash the fastest Test century on this day in 2016 against Australia at Christchurch

New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum shattered records on this day in 2016 as he smashed the fastest Test century. The Kiwi batter took just 54 deliveries to reach the three-figure mark. He went past Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq who took 56 deliveries to make a ton.

McCullum goes berserk on this day in 2016

McCullum recorded the feat in the game against Australia at Christchurch. Coming in to bat when the team was 32/3, he smashed a four off the second ball. He then took Mitchell Marsh to the cleaners before lunch, scoring 21 runs in one over.

McCullum was handed a lifeline after he was caught off a no-ball on 39. He fired a six and a couple of boundaries in that very over. The batter finished the innings with a 145-run knock, studded with 21 fours and 6 sixes.

However, Australia went on to win the game by seven wickets, taking a lead in the series. Joe Burns and then skipper Steve Smith scored tons to propel their side to 505 runs.

New Zealand were bundled out for 335 runs in their 2nd innings with Jackson Bird grabbing a fifer. James Pattinson added four wickets to his name. Australia chased down the target with seven overs to spare. Smith and Burns were once again the heroes with the bat.

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