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ESPN staff
February 26, 2014
Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to score a triple-century © AFP
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Was Brendon McCullum the first batsman to score a triple-century in the second innings of a Test? asked Carl Jameson from New Zealand

Brendon McCullum's gutsy 302 against India in Wellington earlier this month was actually the second Test triple-century scored in a side's second innings.

The other one came in another epic rear guard, in Bridgetown in 1957-58: Hanif Mohammad made 337 in 970 minutes to save the match for Pakistan, who had followed on after collapsing to 106 all out in reply to West Indies' towering 579.

There was a near-miss in 1990-91, also in Wellington, when Martin Crowe was out for 299 in the second innings against Sri Lanka: that was New Zealand's previous-highest individual Test score.

There have now been 28 triple-centuries in Test cricket, and 26 of them have been scored in a team's first innings of the match.

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