McCullum-Watling pair sets new world record

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Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:47 [IST]
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Wellington, Feb 17: New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling set a new world record during the fourth day of the second and final Test against India here Monday.


One of the greatest comebacks in Test history was witnessed at the Basin Reserve today when McCullum hit a double hundred and Watling a century.

McCullum-Watling pair sets world record

The Kiwi pair associated for 352 runs, the highest in Test history for the sixth wicket. They surpassed the mark of Sri Lankan duo Mahela Jayawardene and Prasanna Jayawardene, who had put on 351 against India in Ahmedabad in 2009-10.

McCullum and Watling had come together at the crease after the fall of Corey Anderson's wicket on third day, Sunday. Then, the score was 94/5 in 37.4 overs. When they were separated, 352 runs were scored in 123 overs with McCullum contributing 210 and Watlight 124. Watling fell LBW to Mohamamd Shami with the third new ball.

McCullum-Watling partnership is the third highest for New Zealand.


Story first published:  Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:10 [IST]
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