Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum [Reuters]

Brendon McCullum has become the first ever New Zealand player to score a triple test century. The Kiwi captain made history on the fifth day of the second test against India.

The 32-year-old walked into the crease during the first session of the third day, following the dismissal of Tom Latham.

McCullum reached three figure mark on the same day, ending with an individual score of 122. He stood his ground on the fourth day of the Wellington test.

He walked into the crease with an overnight score of 281 and in the 11th over of the final day, scored more than 300 runs. This score beats Martin Crowe, who previously held the record for highest score in test cricket. Crowe scored 299 against Sri Lanka in 1991 in the same venue.

McCullum's brilliant knock helped New Zealand avoid defeat in the second test as the final result ended in a draw. They were bowled out for 192 in the first innings, while India posted a total of 438.

The second innings saw the Kiwis lose five quick wickets and they were on the verge of an innings defeat when McCullum - well supported by BJ Watling (124) and Jimmi Neesham (137) - saved the day.

The result in the second test saw New Zealand win the two match test series 1-0 after defeating Indian in the first test.