New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum scored his 10th test hundred during the ongoing day 2 of the third test match against Pakistan at Sharjah. In process, McCullum became the fastest New Zealand batsman to have reached the three figure mark as he took only 78 marks to achieve the milestone, overtaking Ross Taylor’s 81 ball 100 against Australia in Hailton.

McCullum had scored a total of 13 boundaries and 5 sixes in his fiery knock that has given the Kiwis an upper hand in the Test. Currently, he is batting on 130 off 95 balls. Now, the World Record for the fastest double century scored by Nathan Astle (off 153 balls) is on the lines as McCullam is inching towards his double hundred.

Here is the list of New Zealand Cricketers who had scored the fastest Test match century.

S. No

Batsman

Opposition

Balls

Venue

Year

1

Brendon McCullam

Pakistan

78

Sharjah

2014

2

Ross Taylor

Australia

81

Hamilton

2010

3

Daniel Vettori

Zimbabwe

82

Harare

2005

4

Bruce Taylor

West Indies

83

Auckland

1969

*Stats updated till 28 November 2014

** Hundreds less than 100 balls only included

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