28 Feb 2009

McCullum brothers see New Zealand home in Twenty-20 win

9:22 am on 28 February 2009

Hitting the winning run off the final delivery of Friday night's Twenty20 match against India was made all the more special for New Zealand batsman Brendan McCullum, as he did it with brother Nathan at the crease with him.

Having restricted India to 149 for six, the Black Caps run chase began well but stuttered midway with the Black Caps eventually needing 12 runs off the last over.

That became nine off the last three balls, but Brendan then hit two boundaries before scoring a single off the last ball to win the match and the series.

McCullum finished unbeaten on 69.

The five-match one day series between the two teams begins in Napier on Tuesday.