Sharjah, Nov 29: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today became only the 4th player in Test history to score 3 or more double hundreds in a year.
McCullum hit a 188-ball 202 on Saturday against Pakistan in the third and final Test. During the third day's play, McCullum reached 200 off 186 balls.
The Kiwi batsman joined an illustrious four-man club of Michael Clarke, Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting (all Australia) with his 3rd 200 plus score in Test matchs in a single calendar year.
Clarke scored 4 doubles in 2012 while Ponting, in 2003 and Bradman (1930) had 3 double centuries each. McCullum had earlier scored 2 double tons against India this year.
Batsmen to score 3 or more double tons in a year
- 4 - Michael Clarke (Year 2012) - 329*, 210 Vs India in January, 259*, 230 Vs South Africa in November
- 3 - Ricky Ponting (2003) - 206 Vs West Indies in April, 242 and 257 Vs India in December
- 3 - Brendon McCullum (2014) - 224, 302 Vs India in February, 202 Vs Pakistan today
- 3 - Don Bradman (1930) - 254 (June), 334 (July), 232 (August) Vs England