Brendon McCullum becomes first Kiwi batsman to score triple century

Brendon McCullum is becoming the very first New Zealand cricketer to score a triple century in a Test match. McCullum has done the amazing achievement against India in the 2nd Test in Wellington on February 18, 2014. McCullum was on 298 when he played a late cut for a 4 to break Martin Crowe‘s New Zealand record of 299.


Brendon McCullum started the day on 281 with New Zealand at 571 for 6. McCullum had already become New Zealand’s 2nd maximum run-scorer in an innings. He defeats Stephen Fleming‘s 274 not out against Sri Lanka in 2003. McCullum is also only the 2nd cricketer after Hanif Mohammad to score a triple century in 2nd innings of a Test match. Brendon McCullum had struck 32 fours and 4 sixes so far in his innings.

McCullum also has the record for longest innings in New Zealand’s cricketing history. Only 2 deliveries after finishing the landmark, McCullum edged one from Zaheer Khan to MS Dhoni behind the wickets for 302.

Highest individual scores by Kiwi batsmen

Batsman Innings Opp Year
Brendon McCullum 302 India 2014
Martin Crowe 299 Sri Lanka 1991
Stephen Fleming 274* Sri Lanka 2003
Bryan Young 267* Sri Lanka 1997
Stephen Fleming 262 South Africa 2006
Glenn Turner 259 West Indies 1972
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