New Zealand captain, one of the game’s top players, Brendon McCullum’s explosive hitting saw him set a new record in the English T20 Blast competition on Friday 4th July,2015 with a blistering 158 not out off just 64 balls for his county Warwickshire, which included 11 sixes and 11 fours and led Birmingham to a huge total of 242-4, that earned them victory by 60 runs. His century came in just 42 balls. He scored the runs with an attractive strike rate of 246.87. It is the Brendon McCullum’s second highest T20 score ever.
Brendon McCullum smashed the second-highest Twenty20 score of all time :
In 2008, McCullum has scored an unbeaten 158 off 73 deliveries for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the inaugural game of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has scored seven hundreds in Twenty20 cricket formet, eight fewer than Chris Gayle. West Indian player, Chris Gayle’s 175 in the Indian Premier League in 2013, this is the best and high score Twenty20 cricket formet.
McCullum is the recently signed a one-year extension to his contract with the national side despite fears over a persistent back problem, broke the previous mark of 153 set by Luke Wright for Sussex in 2014.
“Brendon McCullum’s innings was brutal, it was measured and it was world-class. It was everything we knew we were getting when we signed him for seven games. He is a world-class player. It was a brilliant innings but everything about him is impressive. The way he has straight away become part of the team and the club. He is a class act, on and off the field. You could see that, the way he was signing all those autographs.” after the match, Warwickshire’s director of cricket, Dougie Brown, said.
Thakor said that, “Everyone is looking forward to playing against Brendon McCullum, we all want to play against the best players in the world and he is clearly one of them in this format of the game. It is a very open competition and we still believe in ourselves completely that we can perform and win games.”