McCullum hits fastest World Cup fifty
21 February 2015, Nirapad News: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has set a World Cup record of fastest 50 at their third World Cup Pool A match against England.
It is the third fastest half century in ODI record and fastest in the World Cup.
The black caps skipper hit the fifty from 18 deliveries having a strike rate of 277.77 over England at Wellington on Friday.
New Zealand claimed a massive victory, playing only 12.2 overs with bat to chase the target of 124 set by England.
McCullum boosted the black caps’ target, chasing with 77 runs from only 25 balls keeping a strike rate of 308.
New Zealand scored all but 12 of the 124 runs it needed to win before a scheduled 45-minute intermission, then finished off the English in just 15 minutes after lunch.
Tim Southee took 7 wickets spending 33 runs to bracket England within 123 runs from 34 overs of its allotted 50 overs, the best performance by a New Zealand bowler in one-day cricket.