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Top 5 Best Innings of Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum is one of the most influential and respected cricketers to come from the great nation of New Zealand. Take a look here at the top 5 best innings of Brendon McCullum.

Brendon McCullum is one of the most influential and respected cricketers to come from the great nation of New Zealand. He is responsible for making the New Zealand cricket team one of the most consistent and dominant teams in world cricket over the last 6-7 years. He has changed the way they bat as he is someone who attacks from ball one and his leadership style was also fully attacking and that is the reason New Zealand played their first world cup final in 2015.

Other than his captaincy, Brendon McCullum had played some incredible innings and he will always be remembered for those and the fact that batting was sheer entertainment when he was playing and the viewers could not take their eyes away and he has done it so many times that making a top 5 list is difficult but we will do our best. So, let’s look at the Top 5 best Innings of Brendon McCullum

302 vs India at Wellington (2014)

This is easily the best innings that Brendon McCullum has played in his career irrespective of the format as he showed that not only is he a dasher but he can grind it out and bail New Zealand out of tricky situations in test matches and this Innings is the biggest proof of that. He batted for 13 hours in this innings and faced 659 balls for his Triple hundred and it is the only triple hundred scored by a New Zealand batter in test cricket and he hit 32 fours and 4 sixes in this innings and he will always be remembered for this innings and by Indian fans more so.

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104 vs Australia at Wellington (2010)

This innings did not help New Zealand from losing this match but it prevented an innings defeat which was looking very likely but whatever it may be this was an innings of the Highest quality in a very difficult position for New Zealand and against some of the best bowlers in the world. He controlled his natural aggressive self yet again in this innings and played for 232 balls for his incredible century which will be remembered by all fans and he gained a lot of respect after this innings.

195 vs Sri Lanka at Christchurch (2014)

After looking at two test innings where Brendon McCullum held his aggressive self back for the team , in this innings he brought out his greatest hits as he played an ODI innings in a test match as he smashed the Bangladesh bowlers all over the ground and hit 18 fours and 11 huge sixes to bring up his 195 runs and it was sheer entertainment and blockbuster batting at its very best and all the fans apart from Bangladesh were in awe and enjoying every bit of it.

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59 vs South Africa at Auckland (2015)

The quantity of the runs might look small but the impact of this innings will be felt in New Zealand cricket for a long time to come as this cane in the semi final of the 2015 World Cup against South Africa and Brendon McCullum just went berserk and played a T20I innings in an ODI world cup semi final as he completely destroyed the great South Africa bowling attack and scored 59 from just 26 balls and setup a foundation which would help New Zealand reach their first world cup final.

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202 vs Pakistan at Sharjah (2014)

2014 was a very good year in the career of Brendon McCullum but in November of that year Philip Hughes tragically died and the cricket World was shook to its very core and then came the series against Pakistan and Brendon McCullum channeled all the emotions of the incident and scored one of the best double Hundreds one will ever see as he absolutely decimated the Pakistan bowling attack and in just 188 deliveries he scored 202 runs and the world yet again saw the destructive side to him.

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