I can't believe I ate the whole thing
To be fair to McCullum, he put away bad balls - and there were quite a few of them - and also managed to leave/not play decent deliveries.
Broad to McCullum, FOUR, edged! Wide of the slips down to third man. No holding back, again. Full on off stump and he threw his hands through the drive
Stokes to McCullum, 1 run, now McCullum drives without much footwork and gets an inside edge to long leg
My broad point is not that I think McCullum should not play attacking cricket, but this attacking from the first ball nonsense has to stop. It is too reckless and the cost-benefit analysis is bad.
That first edge you mention also went no-where near anyone, and was a massively thick edge on something he intended to drive down the ground, proving the 'if you're going to flash' adage quite right. The inside edge was a non-issue.