Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum is the first New Zealand batsman to score 300 runs in a test.
He got to 298, hit a four and in doing so broke Martin Crowe’s record of 299 runs.
That he was caught on the next ball doesn’t matter, but does indicate whatbit took to break the record.
It was a wonderful feat for him and his supporting partner Jimmy Neesham who scored his maiden century.
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