Melbourne, March 29: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today claimed an unwanted record at the ICC World Cup 2015 final against Australia.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, McCullum fell for a 3-ball duck, bowled by left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc. (Your guide to WC final)
This score of zero by the Kiwi captain is a record now in World Cup final for a skipper. No captain had scored a duck in previous 10 World Cup finals. The highest ever score by a captain in World Cup final is 140 not out by Ricky Ponting of Australia against India in 2003.
It was a nervous start for McCullum, who usually gives the team blazing starts. The pressure of playing in the World Cup final for the first time might have got to him.