Brendon McCullum: Career in numbers of an innovative leader


Brendon McCullum's international career ended in disappointing fashion as Australia sealed a seven-wicket victory in the second Test at Hagley Oval.

But the New Zealand skipper had already left his mark on the encounter, his thrilling century on the opening day breaking the record for the fastest in Test history.

With one of the game's most popular and well-respected figures stepping away from the international scene on Wednesday, we take a look at McCullum's sparkling career in numbers.


101 - McCullum's Test appearances, played without missing one since his debut against South Africa in March 2004.

6,453 - Overall Test runs, at an average of 38.64.

12 - Test centuries, the latest of those coming in spectacular fashion in his final appearance as he blasted the Australian bowling attack to all parts.

54 - Balls required to reach that century, defeating the previous record jointly held by Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq by two deliveries. McCullum finished with 145 from 79.

107 - Sixes in Test matches. More than any other player, with Australia's Adam Gilchrist (100) next on the list.

302 - His highest Test score, against India in Wellington in February 2014. The innings lasted 559 balls and included 32 fours and four maximums.

1 - Number of Test wickets. Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed was the victim in Dubai in 2014, chipping a return catch to McCullum, who took 1-1 from his two overs on that occasion.


6,083 - Runs from 260 one-day internationals, at an average of 30.41.

96.37 - Strike rate in ODIs, over a 14-year career.

166 - Highest score in ODIs, versus Ireland in July 2008. McCullum thumped his runs from just 135 deliveries, smashing 12 fours and an incredible 10 sixes.


71 - Twenty20 international appearances, the joint-second highest behind Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.

2,140 - Runs in T20s, averaging 35.66, including 13 fifties and two hundreds.

136.21 - His strike rate in T20s.

123 - McCullum's highest score in the shortest form of the game. It came against Bangladesh in the World Twenty20 in 2012, from just 58 balls including 11 fours and seven maximums.