January 17, 2002
Brendon McCcullum makes his ODI debut against Australia at the SCG
and scores 5.
December 29, 2002
Five-for behind the stumps
McCullum takes four catches and effects a stumping against India in Napier
, his five dismissals in an innings equal Adam Parore's New Zealand record. He's had five dismissals in an innings three times since.
November 3, 2003
A fifty at last
Scores maiden ODI half-century in his 29th game - 51 not out against Australia in Pune
An instant success
Scores 57 on Test debut against South Africa in Hamilton
A maiden century
Scores first Test century in his seventh Test, 143 against Bangladesh in Dhaka
A world record falls
McCullum smashes 50 off 25 balls to help New Zealand pull off a world record chase against Australia in Christchurch
This time a partnership record
Scores 86 off 91 balls to lead New Zealand to the second-highest run-chase in ODI history, against Australia in Hamilton
. Shares a world-record partnership of 165 with Craig McMillan for the sixth wicket.
Blasts 50 off 20 balls against Canada in St. Lucia
, it's the fastest half-century in a World Cup.
The best catcher
Takes four catches against West Indies in Antigua
to overtake Adam Parore's New Zealand record of 136 dismissals in ODIs.
Leading for the first time
Leads New Zealand in a Twenty20 international against England in Auckland
- McCullum's first captaincy assignment.
IPL moolah beckons
Gets bought for $700,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural IPL auction.
Worth the money
Blazes 158 off 73 balls for Kolkata against Bangalore in the opening game
of the IPL. It's the highest score in Twenty20 cricket.
A long-awaited century
Scores maiden ODI century in his 134th match, smashing Ireland for 166 off 135 deliveries in Aberdeen
. His 266-run stand with Hamish Marshall is a record for New Zealand.
Leading from the front
Captains New Zealand for the first time in an ODI against India in Christchurch
, scores 71 off 68 balls.
A tougher hundred
Scores first ODI century against a top-class team, in his 162nd match. - 131 versus Pakistan in Abu Dhabi
Another New Zealand record
Breaks the New Zealand record for most dismissals in a Test by participating in nine against Pakistan in Napier