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Brendon McCullum torments India with another double-ton

Monday, 17 February 2014 - 7:59am IST | Agency: Reuters
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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum struck a second double-century in successive tests to bat his side to safety at the end of the fourth day of the second test against India at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Monday.

McCullum was on 281, his highest test score and the second highest by a New Zealander, at the close of play after having shared a world record stand for sixth wicket with wicketkeeper BJ Watling who was dismissed for 124 in the third over after tea.

Debutant Jimmy Neesham was on 67 at the close of play with the hosts on 571 for six, a lead of 325 runs and seemingly in a position where they cannot lose the match and series with a day's play remaining.

New Zealand had won the first test at Eden Park by 40 runs and India had needed to win the game to level the two-match series. 

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