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McCullum hailed by NZ media

McCullum hailed by NZ media

Afp, Wellington

New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic" Wednesday, as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential.
"Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring 302 in the second Test against India at Wellington's Basin Reserve.
"History maker," splashed Wellington's Dominion Post, highlighting some of the records McCullum shattered on his way to becoming the first New Zealander in 84 years of Test cricket to reach 300.
They included the longest-ever innings by a New Zealand batsman at 775 minutes, facing the most balls (559) and contributing to a national record Test innings score of 680.


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