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Brendon McCullum Scores Fastest Century in Test Cricket History

Brendon McCullum, captain of the New Zealand cricket team, made history at Hagley Oval by scoring the fastest 100 in Test history.

McCullum received a guard of honor from the Australian team in the morning, along with great applause from the stands. He came on the field when NZ was at 32-3 in the 20th over. Playing in top form, McCullum was given a major let-off on 39 when he sliced to gully. But luck was on his side and the third umpire’s decision declared it as a no-ball. He went on to score a century in just 54 balls, breaking the previous record 56-ball century held by Sir Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq. McCullum’s final score was 145 from 79.

Playing his 101st and final Test match today, Brendon McCullum has made his mark in the record books.