Brendon McCullum playing in his last test match slammed the fastest hundred ever in test cricket. In the second match against Australia at Hagley Oval McCullum overcame a lively pitch and a fierce bowling spell from the Australian bowlers to slam a 54 ball hundred. The previous record was held by Viv Richards in 1986 and Misbah-ul-Haq in 2014, both of them achieving the feat in 56 balls.
Coming to the Crease at 32-3 and with the ball swinging thanks to the lively pitch, McCullum started the counter by thrashing the bowlers all over the park.Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Jackson Bird had all bowled demanding spells with the new ball, but none were able to find an answer for McCullum’s assault. He also had a bit of luck when he was on 39 when he was dismissed by an outstanding catch by Mitchell Marsh,but the replay showed Pattinson had overstepped. After that there was no stopping him as he ramapged the bowling attack to reach is century of just 54 balls.
McCullum was finally snared at deep square leg by Nathan Lyon and the crowd rose to its feet to applaud their hero. Newzeland Finished their innings at 370 with the help of able contribution of BJ Watling.