McCullum inspired hosts level up T20 series after crushing win.
New Zealand defeated England by 55 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Hamilton on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1.
The Kiwis who were inserted to bat made a strong start with Martin Guptill (47) and Hamish Rutherford (40) putting on 75 for the opening wicket.
Luke Wright managed to break the partnership but all that did was bring Brendom McCullum to the crease and he launched the English to all parts in making 74 from 38 balls.
The final three overs of the innings went for 46 and the momentum of the game was changed as England were set 193 for victory.
That target looked far too many from the off as Alex Hales and Wright were dismissed in consecutive deliveries early in the piece. England never recovered from there, finishing their powerplay overs 31-3 and soon finding themselves 47-5.
Jos Buttler continued his good form of the tour by bludgeoning his maiden fifty for England and James Tredwell provided some lower order heroics but it was all in vain as McCullum’s troops rounded up an impressive victory with James Franklin the pick of the bowlers taking 4-15.
England head to Wellington battered and bruised from this thumping but still with every chance of winning the series.