New Zealand farewell McCullum with series win vs. Australia
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum bats against Australia in the third one-day international cricket match at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Ross Setford/SNPA via AP) NEW ZEALAND OUT
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Brendon McCullum marked his last one-day international for New Zealand with a match and series victory over Australia on Monday.
New Zealand completed a 2-1 series victory with a 55-run win.
McCullum's farewell seemed likely to be soured by a dramatic batting collapse which saw New Zealand lose its last six wickets for 23 runs to be all out for 246, but the bowlers pulled out a victory by dismissing Australia for 191 with more than six overs to spare.
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Australia had been on target for victory when on 164-5 but the controversial dismissal of Mitch Marsh – with his inside edge adjudged to have come off his boot for a caught-and-bowled – exposed the tail and New Zealand's bowlers quickly wrapped up the win.