New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in 54 balls

Feb 22, 2016 13:26 IST

Brendon McCullumNew Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum on 20 February 2016 scored fastest test century. McCullum scored the century in record 54 balls against Australia on the first day of the 2nd match that was played for Trans-Tasman Trophy in Christchurch, New Zealand.

To score the fastest and the 12th test century, the 34-year old player took 2 balls less than West Indies' Viv Richards and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq who jointly held the previous record.

While Viv Richards scored it against England in Antigua in 1986, Misbah-ul-Haq’s century came against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014 in 56 balls.

Incidentally, for McCullum, the century came in his final and 101st test in which he also made the following records –

183.54 strike rate: McCullum's strike rate in his 79-ball 145. It is the second highest in innings of 100 or more runs. So far, only Viv Richards' strike rate of 189.75 in his 58-ball 110 not out is higher.

106 Sixes: McCullum started the innings with 100 sixes, the joint highest with Adam Gilchrist of Australia. With six sixes in the match, McCullum’s 106 became the most by any batsman in test history.

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