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MacCullum bids adieu to his test career with fastest century

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Published on 20 Feb 2016 6:17 AM GMT

MacCullum bids adieu to his test career with fastest century
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Christchurch: A famous cricketer once said that one should take retirement when everyone asks 'why' instead of 'when'. Brendon Barrie MacCullum, the captain of New Zealand cricket team, will be facing this 'why' for a long long time as he made his farewell test at Christchurch memorable by scoring the fastest century of test matches on Saturday.

Nothing could be more befitting for ever-smiling assassin MacCullum to bid adieu to his test career in the manner every cricket would dream of . It requires highest degree of character, temperament and talent to get over your emotions having on the field for the last time that too when you are playing your last test match in front of your own countrymen.

  • MacCullum reached his century in a mere 54 balls - two fewer than Viv Richards in 1986 and Misbah-ul-Haq in 2014.
  • Eventually out for 145 off 79 balls with 21 fours and six sixes.
  • Only player to have played 100 successive Tests from debut.
  • No one has as many 200-plus scores.
  • Hit more than hundred sixes in test matches so far, highest in Tests.
  • Playing 101th test match as his last with aggregate of 6283 in 100 matches.
  • Has played 260 ODIs with over 6000 runs.
  • New Zealand scored 370 in the first innings,in reply Australia were 57 for one at stumps on the first day of test match.

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