Blackcaps break record as tears for Phil Hughes continue to flow

The Blackcaps have broken the record books by scoring their highest ever test total of 690 this evening.


Much has been made about the death of Phil Hughes, and Blackcaps have shown the ultimate almost careless show of respect to the Australian batsmen by putting on a clinic of attacking cricket rarely seen in the test game.

And the thing is, none of the achievements seen in this test match have been met with a single cheer by any player.

Such is the grief in world cricket at this moment in time.

Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum along with vice captain Kane Williamson formed a partnership with has given the Blackcaps a tremendous lead over Pakistan, and breaking a record along the way as well.

McCullum scored a double century, ending on 202 and became only the fourth batsmen in world cricket to score three double-test centuries in a calendar year.

Kane Williamson came close to a double century also, but was dismissed just shy of the feat on 192.

The total of 690 is the highest ever scored by New Zealand in an international cricket test.

In a statement to the Hughes family, Brendon McCullum said the focus in the Blackcaps camp throughout this test hasn’t been the performance, instead the thoughts and emotions towards Phil Hughes who tragically lost his life on Thursday.

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