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NZ vs Aus, 3rd ODI: Brendon McCullum joins 200 sixes club in final career ODI

Baz hit three sixes in his 47-run knock in the 3rd ODI.

NZ vs Aus, 3rd ODI: Brendon McCullum joins 200 sixes club in final career ODI

Hamilton: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Monday played his last ODI of his in typical fashion against Australia in Hamilton.

The Australians gave him a guard of honor, as he walked out to bat for the last time as an ODI cricketer for the Kiwis.

Baz hit three sixes in his 47-run knock in the 3rd ODI.

The 27-ball stay at the crease helped the right-hander to take his ODI sixes tally to 200. He also has 100 Test sixes to his credit.

His power-hitting approach gave New Zealand a rollicking start in the series decider with the home team 84-1 in the 10th over when McCullum was dismissed.

McCullum shares the world record for Test sixes with Australian Adam Gilchrist and is fourth on the ODI list which is headed by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi with 351.

Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hit 270 ODI sixes in his career and the West Indies' Chris Gayle smashed 238.

The 34-year-old McCullum received a guard of honour from the Australian team when he walked to the crease and was given a standing ovation from the capacity 8,000 crowd when he left.

After this match he will play in two Tests against Australia before retiring from international cricket.

(With Agency inputs)  

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