McCullum's 202 leads NZ to 388-2 at lunch vs. Pakistan
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hit a whirlwind double century and shared a record-breaking 297-run stand with century-maker Kane Williamson to put the Black Caps firmly in control of the final test against Pakistan on Saturday.
McCullum's blazing 202 off 188 balls, with 21 fours and 11 sixes, led New Zealand to 388-2 at lunch on the third day in reply to Pakistan's 351.
Williamson was batting on a solid 135.
Resuming at 249-1, McCullum and Williamson decimated Pakistan bowlers with flurry of boundaries in raising New Zealand's highest-ever second-wicket stand against all test-playing nations.
Yasir Shah had McCullum clean bowled around his legs, two balls after the Kiwi skipper had completed his double century by hoisting the leg-spinner for a straight six.