Brendon McCullum leads by example with 8th Test ton

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum slammed his eighth Test hundred and helped rescue his side after the loss of three early wickets in the first session on the first day of the Auckland Test against India.

updated: February 06, 2014 12:47 IST
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Brendon McCullum came to his side's rescue after the fall of three early wickets to notch up his eighth Test century on the first day of the first Test against India at Auckland. At close of play, he was unbeaten on 143 as the Kiwis finished on 329/4. (Final report)

McCullum walked out to bat early in the first session with the Kiwis struggling at 30 for three as Hamish Rutherford, Peter Fulton and Ross Taylor all fell cheaply. (Live Blog)

He joined forces with an in-form Kane Williamson to resurrect the ship and eventually snatch the momentum away from India's grip. The duo added 221 runs for the fourth wicket.

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