BRENDON McCullum has become the first New Zealand cricketer to smash the two-run barrier.
McCullums life-changing innings lasted a gruelling 13 minutes and saw him face nearly ten deliveries. He survived scares on zero and several times on one before finally bettering Martin Crowes record of two, which had stood since 1991.
He said: I wasnt thinking about making a big total. I just tried to keep my concentration, which isnt easy when youre out there for nearly a quarter of an hour.
Im trying to stay humble, but its hard to imagine a score like three ever being beaten.
New Zealand have long been also-rans in international cricket, owing largely to the difficulty of finding eleven humans in a land occupied mostly by herbivores, orcs and rugby union players.