New Zealand once had the two McCullum brothers as their stars in the limited overs cricket. Brendon McCullum needs no introduction. He is a super star who steals the show with the bat. He holds the record of hitting the fastest test hundred in the history of cricket.
But here it is the younger McCullum, Nathan who hits the ball hard in the final moments of the match. His batting gave New Zealand a thrilling finish against the Sri Lankans. New Zealand were almost down and out of the game but McCullum brought them back with his bat.McCullum when came into bat there were just two overs left and plenty of runs to get. Malinga had the ball in his hands. The first ball of the second last over was faced by McCullum. This one was a low full toss and McCullum easily chipped it over the leg side and got a four.
He hardly had to do anything here. The ball was right there in his zone and he hits it really well. then there were singles taken on the next four balls. On the final ball McCullum hit another beautiful shot against Malinga and got the second boundary of the over.
This was a length ball again and this time McCullum drilled straight over the head of the bowler and umpire and the ball bounced once before going over the ropes. The final over was given to left arm spinner Herath. McCullum went after him as well. The first shot was a six over extra cover. McCullum hit this one with the spin now this was not an easy shot at all but McCullum made it look ridiculously easy. The ball went all the way for a six after it left the bat. McCullum was aiming the off side field.
He knew that playing against the spin will not be easy hence he went with the spin. The next hit was again over the covers and this time it went for a four. This one looked as if did not come off the middle of the bat but it surely did the job for McCullum. New Zealand were required 11 runs of the last two ball. McCullum hit both the balls for some huge sixes. The first one was over long off. Again a brilliant shot with the spin. The ball was there for McCullum and he did not miss it. The final ball was a full toss and there was no way McCullum could have left it all alone. This one ended over long on.