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World T20: McCullum hits record high to rout Bangladesh
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Pallekele, Sri Lanka, September 21, 2012
First Published: 15:32 IST(21/9/2012)
Last Updated: 01:30 IST(22/9/2012)
New Zealand player Brendon McCullum in action during second T20 cricket match played between India and New Zealand at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. HT/Satish Bate


Brendon McCullum notched the highest individual score in all Twenty20 internationals to help New Zealand humble Bangladesh by 59 runs at Pallekele stadium on Friday.

The 30-year-old right hander smashed seven sixes and 11 boundaries during his 58-ball 123 to give New Zealand, who reached 191-3 in their 20 allotted overs, a rampaging start to the group D match played under overcast conditions. Scorecard

McCullum's clean hitting made it gloomy for Bangladesh who were restricted to 132-8 in their 20 overs, with Tim Southee (3-16) and Kyle Mills (3-33) sharing the spoils. Standings

Lone ranger
Nasir Hossain played a lone fighting hand with an impressive 39-ball 50, studded with six boundaries and a six while opener Mohammad Ashraful made 21. Shakib Al Hasan fell http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2012/9/22_09_12-metro21e.jpgfor 11. It was all McCullum when New Zealand batted after being sent by Bangladesh.

The big hit
McCullum hit two sixes in Abdur Razzak’s last over of the innings to go clear of South African Richard Levi’s previous highest score of 117 made against New Zealand in Hamilton earlier this year.
He fell caught off the last delivery to end Bangladesh’s miseries but not before helping New Zealand to 63 runs off the last four overs.
New Zealand lost Martin Guptill in the fourth over but McCullum ensured a big total with his ruthless slogging. He added 94 for the second wicket with James Franklin who made 35 and 78 for the third wicket Ross Taylor (14).
McCullum reached his tenth half-century off just 29 balls with the first of two successive boundaries off Ziaur Rahman and continued with the same aggression.

Lucky reprieve
He was dropped on 92 before hitting two boundaries off Elias Sunny to complete his ton off 51 balls. The knock was McCullum's second T20 century. His first came against Australia at Christchurch in 2010.

Etcetera

 


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t20 fixtures

Match Date Time Teams
1st 19/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST AUS vs IRE
2nd 19/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs IND
3rd 20/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST SA vs ZIM
4th 21/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST NZ vs BAN
5th 21/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs ENG

t20 standings

Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 8
Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +0.998 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 0 1 +0.488 6
Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 0 1 -0.474 6
Auckland Aces 4 1 2 0 1 -0.963 6
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 +0.464 4
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