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Brendon McCullum scored fastest test century in the world in his last test match against Aussies

Brendon McCullum struck the quickest ever century in a blistering counter-assault that dragged his facet lower back into the second test in opposition to Australia, with New Zealand 273 for 6 at tea on the primary day on Saturday.

the new Zealand captain, gambling his a hundred and first and final check, reached his 12th test century from just fifty four balls as he and Corey Anderson bludgeoned the traffic' assault in a scintillating seventy five minutes after lunch at Hagley Oval.

McCullum became brushed off for a hundred forty five when Nathan Lyon took an excellent trap inside the deep to cease a 179-run partnership with Anderson, who reached his fourth check half of-century from 39 balls and became brushed off for seventy two rapidly before tea.

McCullum become also brilliantly caught when on 39 with Marsh's one-exceeded effort within the gully, but tv replays confirmed fast bowler James Pattinson had overstepped the mark and the captain became reprieved.

The 34-year-antique then went into all-out assault mode, achieving his century 24 balls later together with his sixteenth boundary.

McCullum wished  fewer balls than the 56 that West Indies' Viv Richards wished towards England in Antigua in 1986 and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq took towards Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014.

He also hit 4 sixes in his first one hundred runs, his first before lunch securing outright possession of the report for career sixes in check cricket. He had started the day tied with Adam Gilchrist on one hundred career sixes.

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