26 Jan 2014

McCullum backing young star to bounce back

4:29 pm on 26 January 2014

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he'll continue to back Corey Anderson to bowl at the death, despite the breakout all-rounder failing to finish the job in Auckland on Saturday night.

Anderson was the pick of bowlers in the tied third one-dayer against India at Eden Park, racking up his maiden five-wicket haul.

However he fell at the final hurdle. With India requiring 18 runs off the final over, Anderson was belted for two fours and a six as the tourists salvaged a draw on the very last ball.

The Black Caps lead the five match series 2-0 with the fourth one-dayer in Hamilton on Tuesday.