16 Feb 2014

McCullum and Wating give NZ some hope

6:45 pm on 16 February 2014

A century from the captain Brendon McCullum in a record sixth-wicket partnership of 158 runs against India has given the New Zealand cricketers a faint chance of rescuing a Test series win.

At stumps on day three of the final match in Wellington, McCullum's on 114 with his wicketkeeper BJ Watling on 52 and the Black Caps 252 for five in their second innings - a lead of six runs at the Basin Reserve.

At tea, the hosts were 146 for five, with Corey Anderson falling for two after the hosts reached lunch at 87 for four.

Resuming on 24 for one, 222 runs behind, Kane Williamson went for seven and Hamish Rutherford for 35 in the first hour of play, followed by debutant Tom Latham for 29 just before lunch.