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Brian McKechnie
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Personal information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 14
Runs scored - 54
Batting average - 13.50
100s/50s - 0/0
Top score - 27
Balls bowled - 818
Wickets - 19
Bowling average - 26.05
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 3/23
Catches/stumpings -/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo, 22 January 2007

Brian John McKechnie (born November 6, 1953 in Gore, Southland, New Zealand) was a "double All Black", that is, he represented New Zealand in both rugby union and cricket. He played 26 matches for the All Blacks as a five-eighth and fullback, most memorably being the player to kick the winning penalty goal against Wales in 1978 when Andy Haden infamously dived out off a lineout near full time and was apparently awarded a penalty (the referee later said the penalty was for a completely separate incident) which would secure the "Grand Slam" for the All Blacks against the home country unions. As a cricketer, McKechnie played 14 one day games for the Black Caps, including the infamous "underarm match" against Australia in 1981, when McKechnie was the batsman who faced Trevor Chappell's underarm delivery in the final ball of the match.

Brian McKechnie facing Trevor Chappell's "underarm delivery"
Brian John McKechnie
Personal information
Date of birth 6 November 1953 (1953-11-06) (age 56)
Place of birth Gore, New Zealand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
Nickname Colt
School Southland Boys' High
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position First five-eighth, fullback
Clubs
Invercargill Star
correct as of 23 January 2007.
Provincial/State sides
Southland
correct as of 23 January 2007.
National team(s) Caps (points)
1977 – 1981 New Zealand 26 [10 tests] (148 [2t, 22c, 28p, 4dg])
correct as of 23 January 2007.

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