`Big-hitter` McCullum signs off from ODI with 200 sixes milestone

Johannesburg, Feb.8 (ANI): Skipper Brendon McCullum completed the sixes double as he bids adieu to his ODI career by hitting a speedy knock during his side third and the final match of the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.

McCullum, who is one of the biggest hitters of all time, smashed six boundaries and three sixes while making 47 off just 27 balls to reach the milestone of 200 sixes from 260 ODI matches.

The 34-year-old, who shares the world record for maximum Test sixes with Australian Adam Gilchrist, received a guard of honour from the entire Australian team as he walked to the crease, Sport24 reported.

The skipper will now play two Tests against Australia before retiring from international cricket.

Despite McCullum’s speedy knock and substantial support by opener Martin Guptill (59) and Grant Elliot (50), New Zealand were bundled out for 246 runs against Australia.

For Australia, Mitchell Marsh bagged three wickets while Josh Hazlewood, John Hastings and Scott Boland claimed two wickets each. Adam Zampa chipped in with a wicket.

Earlier, Australia leveled the series 1-1 against New Zealand following their four-wicket win in the second ODI in Wellington. (ANI)

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