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McCullum hits fastest test century against Australia

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum inspects the ball during the fourth day of the second cricket test match against Australia at the WACA ground in Perth, Western Australia, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/Files
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum inspects the ball during the fourth day of the second cricket test match against Australia at the WACA ground in Perth, Western Australia, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/Files

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum broke the world record for the fastest test century by clouting 100 runs from 54 balls after lunch on the first day of the second test against Australia.

McCullum, who hit 16 fours and four sixes to reach 100, surpassed the 56 balls that West Indies' Viv Richards and Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq needed to score their centuries against England and Australia respectively.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Ian Ransom)

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