20 Feb 2012

McCullum says bowlers need to be smarter

3:09 pm on 20 February 2012

The standin New Zealand cricket captain Brendan McCullum says it'll be a good test for his bowlers to see how they respond after Richard Levi's whirlwind innings in Hamilton last night.

The South African opener rewrote cricket's Twenty20 batting records with a breathtaking century to lead his team to an 8 wicket victory which levels the series at 1-all.

The 24 year old powerhouse's 117 included a world record 13 sixes, and a century off just 45 balls - also a world record.

McCullum says the bowlers were probably shell-shocked and they need to respond in Wednesday's decider.