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IPL 2017: Brendon McCullum on fire for GL, scores 13th half-century

Brendon McCullum scored 72 off 44 balls, with the help of seven sixes and two fours, for Gujarat Lions against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 19, 2017 01:52 IST
Harit Joshi
Harit Joshi
Hindustan Times, Rajkot
IPL 2017,Brendon McCullum,Gujarat Lions
Brendon McCullum enroute to his half-century for Gujarat Lions in a 2017 Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.(BCCI)

On a day when Brendon McCullum slammed that whirlwind 158 not out 10 years ago, the Kiwi star scored a fighting half-century on Tuesday at the SCA Stadium for Gujarat Lions against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (GL vs RCB: T20 MATCH BLOG)

After Dwayne Smith departed early in his innings and skipper Suresh Raina’s 8-ball 23-run entertaining knock ended, McCullum kept the home team in the match with a 30-ball 52 which included five sixes and two boundaries. (GL vs RCB: SCORECARD)

McCullum brought up his half-century with a straight drive to fence.

McCullum took the attack to Royal Challengers Bangalore once Raina departed after giving a simple catch to Shane Watson at short fine leg.

McCullum along with Aaron Finch (19) forged a 66-run third wicket partnership which will hold crucial in their chase. The former ultimately got out on 72.

First Published: Apr 18, 2017 23:15 IST