McCullum keeps fighting the good fight

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Captain Brendon McCullum will target a double century, come day four of New Zealand's second and final Test against India at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday.

Captain Brendon McCullum will target a double century, come day four of New Zealand's second and final Test against India at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday.

McCullum welcomed a fine 114 not out during an important stand alongside half-centurion BJ Watling on Sunday, as the Black Caps moved to 252 for five – and a slender lead of six runs.

"To be honest we would probably need a double century to keep us in this game," said McCullum. "If BJ and I can emulate what we did here on Monday, then it will be great to be able to make some decisions about where the game will go rather than trying to fight out of it."

The hosts dominated the preceding ODI series against the same opposition, winning four-nil, and trumped the Indians by 40 runs in the first Test in Auckland on the back of McCullum's outstanding 224.

"If we had rolled over in this test match it would have been slightly disappointing given how successful our summer has been," added McCullum.

"That's the beauty of winning consistently and not finding yourself in too many of these situations. When you do find yourselves in them its a bit easier to get out of."

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