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New Zealand
BlackCapsResized.png
Test status granted 1930
First Test match v England at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, 10–13th January 1930
Captain Daniel Vettori
Coach Mark Greatbatch
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 7th (Test), 4th (ODI) [1]
Test matches
- This year
351
6
Last Test match v Pakistan at Dunedin, 24 November 2009–28 November 2009
Wins/losses
- This year
67/142
1/3
As of 29 November 2009

The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps or BLACKCAPS, played their first Test in 1929–30 against England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. It took the team until 1955–56 to win a Test, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch. The national team is organized by New Zealand Cricket.

The current Test, One Day & Twenty20 captain is Daniel Vettori. He replaced the Black Caps' most successful captain, Stephen Fleming, who led New Zealand to 28 Test victories, more than twice as many as any other captain. Vettori lost his first match as captain (vs South Africa) by 358 runs, New Zealand's worst ever defeat by runs.

The New Zealand cricket team became known as the Black Caps in January 1998, after its sponsor at the time, Clear Communications, held a competition to choose a name for the team.

As of April 2009, the New Zealand team has played 351 Test matches, winning 18.80%, losing 39.88% and drawing 41.31% of its games.[1]

Contents

History

The reverend Henry Williams provided history with the first report of a game of cricket in New Zealand when he wrote in his diary in December 1832 about boys in and around Paihia on Horotutu Beach playing cricket. In 1835, Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle called in to the Bay of Islands on its epic circumnavigation of the Earth and Darwin witnessed a game of cricket played by freed Maori slaves and the son of a missionary at Waimate North. Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle wrote:[2]

several young men redeemed by the missionaires from slavery were employed on the farm. In the evening I saw a party of them at cricket.

The first recorded game of cricket in New Zealand took place in Wellington in December 1842. The Wellington Spectator reports a game on December 28, 1842 played by a “Red” team and a “Blue” team from the Wellington Club. The first fully recorded match was reported by the Examiner in Nelson between the Surveyors and Nelson in March 1844.

The first team to tour NZ was Parr's all England XI in 1863–64. Between 1864 and 1914, 22 foreign teams toured NZ. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and Fiji 1.

On the 15, 16, 17 of February, 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. NSW won by 160 runs. New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and NZ won the solitary game by 142 runs, its first victory. The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed towards the end of 1894.

New Zealand played its first two internationals (not Tests) in 1904–05 against a star-studded Australia team containing such players as Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill. Rain saved NZ from a thrashing in the first match but not the second which NZ lost by an innings and 358 runs – currently the second largest defeat in NZ first-class cricket.

In 1927 NZ toured England. They played 26 first class matches, mostly against county sides. They managed to beat Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Somerset, and Derbyshire. On the strength of the performances on this tour NZ was granted Test status.

In 1929/30 the M.C.C toured NZ and played 4 Tests all of 3 days in duration. NZ lost its first Test match but drew the next 3. In the second Test Stewie Dempster and Jackie Mills put on 276 for the first wicket. This is still the highest partnership against England.

NZ first played South Africa in 1931–32 but were unable to secure Test matches against any teams other than England before World War II ended all Test cricket for 7 years. NZ's first Test after the war was against Australia in 1945/46. This game was not considered a "Test" at the time but it was granted Test status retrospectively by the International Cricket Council in March, 1948. The NZ players who appeared in this match probably did not appreciate this move by the ICC as NZ were dismissed for 42 and 54. The New Zealand Cricket Council's unwillingness to pay Australian players a decent allowance to tour NZ ensured that this was the only Test Australia played against NZ between 1929 and 1972.

In 1949 NZ sent one of its best ever sides to England. It contained Bert Sutcliffe, Martin Donnelly, John R. Reid and Jack Cowie. However, 3-day Test matches ensured that all 4 Tests were drawn.

NZ played its first matches against the West Indies in 1951–52, and Pakistan and India in 1955/56.

In 1954/55 NZ recorded the lowest ever innings total, 26 against England. The following season NZ achieved its first Test victory. The first 3 Tests of a 4 Test series were won easily by the West Indies but NZ won the fourth to notch up its first Test victory. It had taken them 45 matches and 26 years. In the next 20 years NZ won only 7 more Tests. For most of this period NZ lacked a class bowler to lead their attack although they had 2 excellent batsmen in Glenn Turner and Bert Sutcliffe and a great all-rounder in John R. Reid.

In 1973 Richard Hadlee debuted and the rate at which NZ won Tests picked up dramatically. Hadlee was one of the best pace bowlers of his generation and played 86 Tests for NZ before he retired in 1990. Of the 86 Tests that Hadlee played in New Zealand won 22 and lost 28. In 1977/78 NZ won its first Test against England, at the 48th attempt. Hadlee took 10 wickets in the match.

During the 1980s NZ also had the services of one of its best ever batsman, Martin Crowe and a number of good players such as John Wright, Bruce Edgar, John F. Reid, Andrew Jones, Geoff Howarth, Jeremy Coney, Ian Smith, John Bracewell, Lance Cairns, Stephen Boock, and Ewen Chatfield, who were capable of playing the occasional match winning performance and consistently making a valuable contribution to a Test match.

The match that epitomized the phenomenon of NZ’s two star players (R. Hadlee and M. Crowe) putting in match winning performances and other players making good contributions was NZ v Australia, 1985 at Brisbane. In Australia's first innings Hadlee took 9-52. In NZ's only turn at bat, M Crowe scored 188 and John F. Reid 108. Edgar, Wright, Coney, Jeff Crowe, V. Brown, and Hadlee scored between 17 and 54*. In Australia’s second innings, Hadlee took 6-71 and Chatfield 3-75. NZ won by an innings and 41 runs.

One-day cricket also gave NZ a chance to compete more regularly than Test cricket with the better sides in world cricket. In one-day cricket a batsman doesn’t need to score centuries to win games for his side and bowlers don’t need to bowl the opposition out. One-day games can be won by one batsman getting a 50, a few others getting 30s, bowlers bowling economically and everyone fielding well. These were requirements NZ players could consistently meet and thus developed a good one-day record against all sides.

Perhaps New Zealand's most famous one-day match was the infamous "Under arm" match against Australia at the MCG in 1981. Requiring six runs to tie the match off the final ball, Australian captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to "bowl" the ball underarm along the wicket to prevent the New Zealand batsman from hitting a six. The Australian umpires ruled the move as legal even though to this day many believe it was one of the most unsporting decisions made in cricket.

When New Zealand next played in the tri-series in Australia in 1983, Lance Cairns became a cult hero for his one-day batting. In one match against Australia, he hit six sixes at the MCG, one of the world's largest grounds. Few fans remember that NZ lost this game by 149 runs. However, Lance's greatest contribution to NZ cricket was his son Chris Cairns.

Chris Cairns made his debut one year before Hadlee retired in 1990. Cairns, one of New Zealand’s best allrounders, led the 1990s bowling attack with Danny Morrison. Stephen Fleming, NZ’s most prolific scorer, led the batting and the team into the 21st century. Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan also scored plenty of runs for New Zealand, but both retired earlier than expected.

Daniel Vettori made his debut as an 18-year-old in 1997, and when he took over from Fleming as captain in 2007 he was regarded as the best spinning allrounder in world cricket. On 26 August 2009, Daniel Vettori became the eighth player and second left-arm bowler (after Chaminda Vaas) in history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 test runs, joining the illustrious club.

Shane Bond played 17 Tests for NZ between 2001 and 2007 but missed far more through injury. When fit, he added a dimension to the NZ bowling attack that had been missing since Hadlee retired.

The New Zealand team celebrating a dismissal in 2009

The rise of the financial power of the BCCI had an immense effect on NZ cricket and its players. The BCCI managed to convince other boards not to pick players who had joined the rival Twenty-20 Indian Cricket League. NZ Cricket lost the services of Shane Bond, Lou Vincent, Andre Adams, Hamish Marshall and Daryl Tuffey. The money to be made from Twenty-20 cricket in India may have also induced players, such as Craig McMillan and Scott Styris (from Test cricket) to retire earlier than they would have otherwise. After the demise of the Indian Cricket League Bond and Tuffey again played for NZ.

Most of the current NZ team lacks experience at Test level, but there are high hopes that players such as Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, and Tim Southee will have lengthy, productive and injury-free careers.

Current squad

This is a list of active players who have played for New Zealand in the last year. Iain O'Brien has played during this period, but has since retired from international cricket.[3] Players in bold have a central contract for 2009–10.[4]

Name Age Batting Style Bowling Style Domestic team Forms S/N
Captain and All-rounder
Daniel Vettori 31 Left-Handed Bat Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Northern Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 11
Opening Batsmen
Craig Cumming 34 Right-Handed Bat Otago ODI 13
Martin Guptill 23 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20 31
Jamie How 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Central Districts Test 16
Peter Ingram 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Central Districts Twenty20 19
Tim McIntosh 30 Left-Handed Bat Auckland Test
Aaron Redmond 30 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg Spin Otago ODI, Twenty20 29
Jesse Ryder 25 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 77
BJ Watling 24 Right-Handed Bat Northern Districts Test, Twenty20 26
Middle-Order Batsmen
Neil Broom 26 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Otago ODI, Twenty20 4
Peter Fulton 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Canterbury Test, ODI, Twenty20 50
Daniel Flynn 24 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Slow Northern Districts Test 30
Ross Taylor 26 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Central Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 3
Wicket-keepers
Gareth Hopkins 33 Right-Handed Bat Auckland ODI, Twenty20
Brendon McCullum 28 Right-Handed Bat Otago Test, ODI, Twenty20 42
Peter McGlashan 30 Right-Handed Bat Northern Districts ODI, Twenty20 21
All-rounders
Grant Elliott 30 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 88
Nathan McCullum 29 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Otago ODI, Twenty20 15
Jacob Oram 31 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Central Districts Test,1 ODI, Twenty20 24
Scott Styris 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Auckland ODI, Twenty20 56
James Franklin 29 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Medium-Fast Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 70
Pace Bowlers
Shane Bond 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast Canterbury Test,1 ODI, Twenty20 27
Ian Butler 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast Otago ODI, Twenty20 2
Brendon Diamanti 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Central Districts ODI, Twenty20 51
Chris Martin 35 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Canterbury Test 32
Kyle Mills 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20 37
Tim Southee 21 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Northern Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 38
Ewen Thompson 30 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Fast-Medium Central Districts ODI 12
Daryl Tuffey 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20
Spin Bowlers
Jeetan Patel 29 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Wellington Test, ODI 39
  • Jacob Oram and Shane Bond have both played Test cricket in this period, but have since retired from the format.[5][6]

Tournament history

World Cup

ICC Knockout & ICC Champions Trophy

  • ICC Knockout 1998: Quarter Finals
  • ICC Knockout 2000: Winners
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2002: First round
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2004: First round
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2006: Semi Finals
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2009: Runners Up

Twenty20 World Championship

  • 2007: Semi Finals
  • 2009: Super Eight Stage

Commonwealth Games

  • 1998: Bronze medal

World Championship of Cricket

1985: Fourth

Austral-Asia Cup

  • 1986: Semi Finals
  • 1990: Semi Finals
  • 1994: Semi Finals
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Tournament victories

  • ICC Knock-Out Trophy Nairobi Gymkhana Club Nairobi Kenya 2000. New Zealand beat India in the final.
  • 2003 Bank Alfala Series Trophy held in Sri Lanka (New Zealand, Pakistan,Sri Lanka)
  • 2004 NatWest Series Trophy held in England (West Indies, England,New Zealand).
  • 2005 Videocon TriSeries held in Zimbabwe (India, Zimbabwe,New Zealand).

Results summary

Test Matches One-Day Games Twenty/20 Games
Played 356 576 30
Won 67 250 12
Lost 143 291 16
Tied 0 5 2
Drawn / No Result 146 30 0

Test records

Team Records

First Test series wins

Opponent Year of first Home win Year of first Away win
Australia 1986 1985
Bangladesh 2001 2004
England 1984 1986
India 1981 No series won as at July 2008
Pakistan 1985 1969
South Africa No series won as at July 2008 No series won as at July 2008
Sri Lanka 1983 1984
West Indies 1980 2002
Zimbabwe 1998 1992

First Test match wins

Opponent Home Away
Venue Year Venue Year
Australia Christchurch 1974 Brisbane 1985
Bangladesh Hamilton 2001 Dhaka 2004
England Basin Reserve Wellington 1978 Headingley Leeds 1983
India Christchurch 1968 Nagpur 1969
Pakistan Auckland 1985 Lahore 1969
Sri Lanka Christchurch 1983 Kandy 1984
South Africa Auckland 2004 Cape Town 1962
West Indies Auckland 1956 Barbados 2002
Zimbabwe Basin Reserve Wellington 1998 Harare 1992

Note that New Zealand's first Test win against Australia was in only the sixth match between the two teams; despite making their Test debut in 1930, they had to wait until 1946 before playing Australia for the first time, and then until 1973 for a second meeting.[7] To this day, Australia treats New Zealand as inferior, agreeing only to three-Test series while playing Test series comprising five or even six tests against other nations, such as India, England or the West Indies.

Largest wins and losses

By innings
NZ Won by an vs Venue Season NZ Lost by an vs Venue Season
Innings and 296 runs Zimbabwe Harare 2005 Innings and 324 runs Pakistan Lahore 2002
Innings and 185 runs Pakistan Hamilton 2000–2001 Innings and 322 runs West Indies Wellington 1994–1995
Innings and 137 runs Bangladesh Wellington 2007–2008 Innings and 222 runs Australia Hobart 1993–1994
Innings and 132 runs England Christchurch 1983–1984 Innings and 215 runs England Auckland 1962–1963
Innings and 105 runs West Indies Wellington 1999–2000 Innings and 187 runs England Leeds 1965
Innings and 101 runs Bangladesh Chittagong 2004–2005 Innings and 180 runs South Africa Wellington 1953
Innings and 99 runs Pakistan Auckland 1984–1985 Innings and 166 runs Pakistan Dunedin 1972–1973
Innings and 99 runs Bangladesh Dhaka 2004–2005 Innings and 156 runs Australia Brisbane 2004–2005
By runs
NZ Won by vs Venue Season NZ Lost by vs Venue Season
204 runs West Indies Bridgetown 2002 358 runs South Africa Johannesburg 2007–2008
190 runs West Indies Auckland 1955–1956 299 runs Pakistan Auckland 2001–2002
189 runs England Hamilton 2007–2008 297 runs Australia Auckland 1973–1974
177 runs Zimbabwe Harare 1992–1993 272 runs India Auckland 1967–1968
167 runs India Nagpur 1969–1970 241 runs Sri Lanka Napier 1994–1995
167 runs Sri Lanka Colombo 1998 230 runs England Lord's 1969
165 runs Sri Lanka Kandy 1983–1984 217 runs Sri Lanka Wellington 2006–2007
137 runs South Africa Johannesburg 1994–1995 216 runs India Chennai 1976–1977
By wickets
NZ Won by vs Venue Season NZ Lost by vs Venue Season
10 Wickets India Christchurch 1989–1990 10 Wickets Pakistan Hyderabad (sind) 1976
10 Wickets Zimbabwe Wellington 1997–1998 10 Wickets Australia Auckland 1976–1977
10 Wickets India Wellington 2002–2003 10 Wickets Australia Brisbane 1980–1981
10 Wickets West Indies Wellington 2005–2006 10 Wickets West Indies Bridgetown 1985
9 Wickets Australia Wellington 1989–1990 10 Wickets West Indies Kingston 1985
9 Wickets England Lords 1999 10 Wickets West Indies Auckland 1986–1987
9 Wickets West Indies Hamilton 1999–2000 10 Wickets India Hyderabad (Decc) 1988–1989
9 Wickets Bangladesh Dunedin 2007–2008 10 Wickets West Indies Bridgetown 1996
10 Wickets India Hamilton 2008–2009
Opposition Following-on
  • v South Africa at Cape Town 1953/54 – Match Drawn
  • v India at Bombay 1964/65 – Match Drawn
  • v India at Christchurch 1967/68 – NZ Won
  • v Sri Lanka at Christchurch 1982/83 – NZ Won
  • v England at Christchurch 1983/84 – NZ Won
  • v India at Christchurch 1989/90 – NZ Won
  • v Sri Lanka at Dunedin 1996/97 – NZ Won
  • v West Indies at Wellington 1999/00 – NZ Won
  • v Zimbabwe at Harare 2000/01 – NZ Won
  • v Bangladesh at Hamilton 2001/02 – NZ Won
  • v India at Mohali 2003/04 – Match Drawn
  • v Bangladesh at Chittagong 2004/05 – NZ Won
  • v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo 2005/06 – NZ Won
  • v India at Napier 2008/09 – Match Drawn

Highest innings totals

  • 671-4 vs Sri Lanka, in Wellington, 1990–1991
  • 630-6d vs India, in Mohali, 2003–2004
  • 619-9d vs India, in Napier, 2008–09
  • 595 vs South Africa, in Auckland, 2003–2004
  • 593-8d vs South Africa, in Cape Town, 2005–2006
  • 586-7d vs Sri Lanka, in Dunedin, 1996–1997
  • 563-7d vs Pakistan, in Hamilton, 2003–2004

Lowest test innings totals

Away Home
47 vs England, at Lord's, in 1958 26 vs England, in Auckland, in 1954–1955†
67 vs England, at Leeds, in 1958 42 vs Australia, in Wellington, in 1945–1946
67 vs England, at Lord's, in 1978 54 vs Australia, in Wellington, in 1945–1946

†world record low for test playing nation

Highest fourth innings totals

To Win To Lose To Draw
324/5 v Pakistan, Christchurch 1993/94 451 v England, Christchurch 2001/02 304/8 v Zimbabwe, Harare 1997/98
317/7 v Bangladesh at Chittagong 2008/09 440 v England, Nottingham 1973 293/8 v Australia, Christchurch 1976/77
278/8 v Pakistan, Dunedin 1984/85 431 v England, Napier 2007/08 275/8 v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo 1976/77

Player records

Most Matches Most Runs Most Wickets Most Catches Most Tests as Captain
Stephen Fleming 111 Stephen Fleming 7172 Richard Hadlee 431 Stephen Fleming 171 Stephen Fleming 80
Daniel Vettori 97 Martin Crowe 5444 Daniel Vettori 313 Martin Crowe 71 John R. Reid 34
Richard Hadlee 86 John Wright 5334 Chris Cairns 218 Nathan Astle 70 Geoff Howarth 30
John Wright 82 Nathan Astle 4702 Chris Martin 176 Jeremy Coney 64 Daniel Vettori 24
Nathan Astle 81 Daniel Vettori 3779 Danny Morrison 160 Bryan Young 54 Graham Dowling 19
Adam Parore 78 Bevan Congdon 3448 Lance Cairns 130 Daniel Vettori 55 Ken Rutherford 18
Martin Crowe 77 John R. Reid 3428 Ewen Chatfield 123 Bevan Congdon 43 Bevan Congdon 17
Ian Smith 63 Chris Cairns 3320 Richard Collinge 116 Glenn Turner 42 Martin Crowe 16
Chris Cairns 62 Richard Hadlee 3124 Bruce Taylor 111 John R. Reid 41 Jeremy Coney 15
Bevan Congdon 61 Craig McMillan 3116 John Bracewell 102 Jeff Crowe 41 Mark Burgess 10
John R. Reid 58 Glenn Turner 2991 Dick Motz 100 Richard Hadlee 39 Glenn Turner 10
Ken Rutherford 56 Andrew Jones 2922 Simon Doull 98 John Wright 38 Harry Cave 9
Craig McMillan 55 Adam Parore 2865 Dion Nash 93 Mark Burgess 34 Walter Hadlee 8
Jeremy Coney 52 Mark Richardson 2776 Hedley Howarth 86 Hedley Howarth 33 Tom Lowry 7
Mark Burgess 50 Bert Sutcliffe 2727 John R. Reid 85 Ken Rutherford 32 Curly Page 7
Chris Martin† 53 Mark Burgess 2684 James Franklin 80 Ross Taylor 41 Jeff Crowe 6

† Daniel Vettori, Chris Martin, Ross Taylor and James Franklin are still playing.

Batting records

Most runs in an innings
Home
Away
Most Runs in an innings by batting position
Position Runs
1 or 2 267 B.A. Young vs Sri Lanka, at Dunedin, 1996/97
3 274* S.P. Fleming vs Sri Lanka, at Colombo, 2003
4 299 M.D.Crowe vs Sri Lanka, at Wellington, 1990/91
5 222 N.J. Astle vs England, at Christchurch, 2001/02
6 174* J.V. Coney vs England, at Wellington, 1983/84
7 185 B.B. McCullum vs Bangladesh, at Hamilton, 2009/10
8 140 D.L. Vettori vs Sri Lanka, at Colombo (SSCG), 2009/10
9 173 I.D.S. Smith vs India, at Auckland, 1989/90
10 83* J.G. Bracewell vs Australia, at Sydney, 1985/86
11 68* R.O. Collinge vs Pakistan, at Auckland,1972/73
Centuries
Most Centuries On Test Debut 2 Centuries in a Test
17 Martin Crowe 117 J.E. Mills v England 1929/30 101 & 110* G.M. Turner v Australia 1973/74
12 John Wright 105 B.R. Taylor v India 1964/65 122 & 102 G.P. Howarth v England 1977/78
11 Nathan Astle 107 R.E. Redmond v Pakistan 1972/73 122 & 100* A.H. Jones v Sri Lanka 1990/91
9 Stephen Fleming 107* M.J. Greatbatch v England 1987/88
7 Bevan Congdon 214 M.S. Sinclair v West Indies 1999/00
7 Glenn Turner 104 L. Vincent v Australia 2001/02
7 Andrew Jones 107 S.B. Styris v West Indies 2001/02
Highest batting averages
Batsman Matches Innings Not Outs Runs Average
Stewie Dempster 10 15 4 723 65.73
Martin Donnelly 7 12 1 582 52.91
Jesse Ryder 11 20 2 898 49.88
John Fulton Reid 19 31 3 1296 46.28
Martin Crowe 77 131 11 5444 45.36
Mark Richardson 38 65 3 2776 44.77
Glenn Turner 41 73 6 2991 44.64
Andrew Jones 39 74 8 2922 44.27

Qualification 12 innings

Highest partnerships for each wicket
Wicket Total Batsman vs Venue Year
1st 387 Terrence Jarvis / Glenn Turner West Indies Georgetown 1971–1972
2nd 241 John Wright /Andrew Jones England Wellington 1991–1992
3rd 467 Andrew Jones / Martin Crowe Sri Lanka Wellington 1990–1991
4th 271 Ross Taylor / Jesse Ryder India Napier 2008–2009
5th 222 Craig McMillan / Nathan Astle Zimbabwe Wellington 2000–2001
6th 339 Martin Guptill / Brendon McCullum Bangladesh Hamilton 2009-2010
7th 225 Chris Cairns / Jacob Oram South Africa Auckland 2003–2004
8th 256 Stephen Fleming / James Franklin South Africa Cape Town 2005–2006
9th 136 Martin Snedden / Ian Smith India Auckland 1989–1990
10th § 151 Brian Hastings / Richard Collinge Pakistan Auckland 1972–1973

§ The highest wicket stand for all Test nations. Equalled by Mushtaq Ahmed & Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan v South Africa, Rawalpindi, 1997/98.

Other Notable Partnerships

  • 1st Wicket : 276 C.S. Dempster & J.E. Mills v England at Wellington 1929/30
  • 8th Wicket : 253 N.J. Astle & A.C. Parore v Australia at Perth 2001/02
  • 6th Wicket : 246* J.J. Crowe & R.J. Hadlee v Sri Lanka at Colombo 1986–1987
  • 4th Wicket : 243 M.J. Horne & N.J.Astle v Zimbabwe at Auckland 1997/98
  • 3rd Wicket : 241 J.G. Wright & M.D. Crowe v West Indies at Wellington 1986/87
  • 4th Wicket : 240 S.P. Fleming & C.D. McMillan v Sri Lanka at Colombo 1997/98
  • 1st Wicket : 231 M.H. Richardson & L. Vincent v India at Mohali 2003/04
  • 4th Wicket : 229 B.E. Congdon & B.F. Hastings v Australia at Wellington 1973/74
Fast scoring
Fastest 200s Fastest 100s Fastest 50s Most Sixes
153 Balls N.J. Astle v England, Christchurch 2001/02† 82 Balls D.L. Vettori v Zimbabwe, Harare 2005/06 29 Balls T.G. Southee v England, Napier 2007/08 11 N. Astle v England, Christchurch 2001/02
315 Balls S.P. Fleming v Bangladesh, Chittagong 2004 83 Balls B.R. Taylor v West Indies, Auckland 1968/69 34 Balls I.D.S. Smith v Pakistan, Faisalabad 1990 9 C.L. Cairns v Zimbabwe, Auckland 1995/96
327 Balls J.D. Ryder v India, Napier 2008/09 86 Balls C.L. Cairns v Zimbabwe, Auckland 1995/96 36 Balls B.R. Taylor v West Indies, Auckland 1968/69 9 T.G. Southee v England, Napier 2007/08

† World Record

Bowling records

Best bowling in a match
Ten wickets in a match most times
Best bowling in an innings
Five wickets in an innings
  • On Test Debut
  • 6-168 G.F. Cresswell v England 1949
  • 6-155 A.M. Moir v England 1950/51
  • 5-86 B.R. Taylor v India 1964/65
  • 5-82 P.J. Wiseman v Sri Lanka 1997/98
  • 5-136 M.R. Gillespe v South Africa 2007/08
  • 5-55 T.G. Southee v England 2007/08†
  • Twice in a Match
  • 9-52 & 6-71 R.J. Hadlee v Australia 1985/86
  • 5-62 & 7-87 D.L. Vettori v Australia 1999/00
  • 6-70 & 6-100 D.L. Vettori v Bangladesh 2004/05
  • 5-34 & 6-68 R.J. Hadlee v West Indies 1979/80
  • 5-65 & 6-90 R.J. Hadlee v Australia 1985/86
  • 6-76 & 5-93 D.J.Nash v England 1994
  • 6-76 & 5-104 C.S. Martin v South Africa 2003/04
  • 5-73 & 5-29 R.J. Hadlee v Sri Lanka 1983/84
  • 5-109 & 5-67 R.J. Hadlee v Australia 1987/88

†Batting at Number 10, Southee also scored 77* and top scored in the match for NZ. He reached 50 off only 29 balls, which at the time, was NZ's fastest ever test 50 and the sixth fastest test 50 ever.

Hat Tricks
  • P.J. Petherick v Pakistan at Lahore 1976/77
  • J.E.C. Franklin v Bangladesh at Dhaka 2004/05
Best bowling averages
Bowler Matches Wickets Runs Average
Jack Cowie 9 45 969 21.53
Richard Hadlee 86 431 9611 22.29
Shane Bond 17 79 1769 22.39
Bruce Taylor 30 111 2953 26.60
Dion Nash 32 93 2649 28.48
Richard Collinge 35 116 3393 29.25

Qualification 9 matches

All rounders' records

1000 runs and 100 wickets

Players in bold still active

Matches Runs Bat Ave High Score 100s Wickets Bowl Ave Best Bowl 5WI 10W
Richard Hadlee 86 3124 27.16 151* 2 431 22.29 9/52 36 9
Chris Cairns 62 3320 33.53 158 5 218 29.40 7/27 13 1
Daniel Vettori 97 3779 30.72 140 5 313 33.61 7/83 18 3
John Bracewell 41 1001 20.42 110 1 102 35.81 6/32 5 1

Note: The order of the players on this list is determined by: Batting average minus Bowling average. The greater the positive difference, the higher he is on the list.

New Zealand is the only Test playing country to have two players who have achieved the allrounder’s double of 3000 Test runs and 300 Test wickets. The current (2009) list is:

Player Country Runs Wickets
Shane Warne Australia 3154 708
Kapil Dev India 5248 434
Ian Botham England 5200 383
Richard Hadlee New Zealand 3124 431
Imran Khan Pakistan 3807 362
Shaun Pollock South Africa 3781 420
Chaminda Vaas Sri Lanka 3089 355
Daniel Vettori New Zealand 3779 313
A century and 10 wickets in a match

No New Zealand player has ever achieved this. Only Imran Khan (Pakistan), and Ian Botham (England), have scored a century and taken 10 wickets in the same match.

A century and 5 wickets in an innings in a match

Bruce Taylor 105 & 5-86 vs India at Calcutta 1964/65 (on his debut)

Two fifties and 5 wickets in an innings in a match
  • Bevan Congdon 54 & 54 and 5-65 v India at Auckland 1975/76
  • Daniel Vettori 55* & 76 and 5-59 & 4-74 v Bangladesh at Chittagong 2008/09
A fifty and 10 wickets in a match
  • Richard Hadlee 51 & 17 and 5-34 & 6-68 v West Indies at Dunedin 1979/80
  • Richard Hadlee 54 and 9-52 & 6-71 v Australia at Brisbane 1985/86
  • Richard Hadlee 68 and 6-80 & 4-60 v England at Nottingham 1986
  • Dion Nash 56 and 6-76 & 5-93 v England at Lord's 1994
  • Chris Cairns 72 and 3-73 & 7-27 v West Indies at Hamilton 1999/00
  • Daniel Vettori 0 & 51 and 3-53 & 7-130 v Sri Lanka at Wellington 2006/07
A fifty and 5 wickets in an innings in a match
  • Geoff Rabone 56 and 6-68 & 1-16 v South Africa at Cape Town 1953/54
  • Richard Hadlee 54* & 5 and 5-104 & 0-8 v Pakistan at Auckland 1978/79
  • Richard Hadlee 84 & 11 and 6-53 & 2-99 v England at The Oval 1983
  • Lance Cairns 3 & 64 and 7-143 v England at Wellington 1983/84
  • Richard Hadlee 99 and 3-16 & 5-28 v England at Christchurch 1983/84
  • John Bracewell 52 & 32 and 2-81 & 6-51 v India at Bombay 1988/89
  • Dipak Patel 6 & 58* and 2-81 & 6-50 v Zimbabwe at Harare 1992/93
  • Chris Cairns 12 & 71* and 5-50 & 0-44 v Zimbabwe at Harare 1997/98
  • Chris Cairns 11 & 80 and 5-31 & 1-50 v England at The Oval 1999
  • Chris Cairns 61 & 43 and 5-146 & 1-29 v Australia at Brisbane 2001/02
  • Daniel Vettori 20 & 59 and 5-152 & 1-35 v Australia at Adelaide 2004/05
  • Tim Southee 5 & 77* and 5-55 & 0-84 v England at Napier 2007/08 (on his debut)

Wicketkeeping records

Most dismissals
Played Catches Stumpings Total
Adam Parore 78 194 7 201
Ian Smith 63 168 8 176
Brendon McCullum 49 154 10 164
Ken Wadsworth 33 92 4 96
Most dismissals in a match
  • 9 Brendan McCullum v Pakistan at Napier (8ct 1st) 2009/10
  • 8 Warren Lees v Sri Lanka at Wellington (all caught) 1983
  • 8 Ian Smith v Sri Lanka at Hamilton (all caught) 1990/91
  • 7 Artie Dick v South Africa at Durban (6ct 1st) 1961/62
  • 7 Roy Harford v India at Wellington (all caught) 1967/68
  • 7 Ian Smith v India at Wellington (all caught) 1980/81
  • 7 Ian Smith v England at Leeds (all caught) 1983
  • 7 Adam Parore v Pakistan at Auckland (all caught) 2000/01
  • 7 Adam Parore v Pakistan at Hamilton (all caught) 2000/01
Most dismissals in an innings
  • 7 Ian Smith v Sri Lanka at Hamilton (all caught) 1990/91 †
  • 5 Roy Harford v India at Wellington (all caught)1967/68
  • 5 Ken Wadsworth v Pakistan at Auckland (all caught) 1972/73
  • 5 Warren Lees v Sri Lanka at Wellington (all caught) 1982/83
  • 5 Ian Smith v England at Auckland (4ct 1st)1983/84
  • 5 Ian Smith v Sri Lanka at Auckland (all caught)1990/91
  • 5 Adam Parore v England at Auckland (all caught)1991/92
  • 5 Adam Parore v Sri Lanka at Colombo (4ct 1st)1992/93
  • 5 Adam Parore v Zimbabwe at Harare (all caught)2000/01
  • 5 Adam Parore v Pakistan at Auckland (all caught)2000/01
  • 5 Brendan McCullum v West Indies at Napier (all caught) 2008/09
  • 5 Brendan McCullum v Pakistan at Napier (all caught) 2009/10

†(world record held with 3 other players)

Fielding records

Most catches in a match
  • 7 Stephen Fleming v Zimbabwe at Harare 1997 (world record held with 4 other players)
  • 6 (3 instances)
Most catches in an innings
  • 5 Stephen Fleming v Zimbabwe at Harare 1997 (world record held with 4 other players)
  • 4 (5 instances)

Fixtures and Results 2009/10 Season

  • Nov 3 v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st ODI : NZ Lost by 138 runs.
  • Nov 6 v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 2nd ODI : NZ Won by 64 runs.
  • Nov 9 v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 3rd ODI : NZ Won by 7 runs.
  • Nov 12 v Pakistan at Dubai, 1st T20I : NZ Lost by 49 runs.
  • Nov 13 v Pakistan at Dubai, 2nd T20I : NZ Lost by 7 runs.
  • Nov 24-28 v Pakistan at Dunedin, 1st Test : NZ Won by 32 runs.
  • Dec 3-7 v Pakistan at Wellington, 2nd Test : NZ Lost by 141 runs.
  • Dec 11-15 v Pakistan at Napier, 3rd Test : Drawn
  • Feb 3 v Bangladesh at Hamilton, Only T20I : NZ Won by 10 wickets.
  • Feb 5 v Bangladesh at Napier, 1st ODI : NZ Won by 146 runs.
  • Feb 8 v Bangladesh at Dunedin, 2nd ODI : NZ Won by 5 wickets.
  • Feb 11 v Bangladesh at Christchurch, 3rd ODI : NZ Won by 3 wickets.
  • Feb 15-19 New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton, Only Test : NZ Won by 121 runs.
  • Feb 26 v Australia at Wellington, 1st T20I : NZ Lost by 6 wickets.
  • Feb 28 v Australia at Christchurch, 2nd T20I Tied( NZ won in super over)
  • Mar 3 v Australia at Napier, 1st ODI : NZ Won by 2 wickets.
  • Mar 6 v Australia at Auckland, 2nd ODI : NZ Lost by 12 runs.
  • Mar 9 v Australia at Hamilton, 3rd ODI
  • Mar 11 v Australia at Auckland, 4th ODI
  • Mar 13 v Australia at Wellington, 5th ODI
  • Mar 19-23 v Australia at Wellington, 1st Test
  • Mar 27-31 v Australia at Hamilton, 2nd Test
  • Apr 30 v Sri Lanka at Providence, ICC World Twenty20
  • May 2 v Zimbabwe at Providence, ICC World Twenty20

World records

  • Richard Hadlee, one of New Zealand and the world's best all-rounders, took the world record for most Test wickets (374) vs India at Bangalore in 1988. He lost the record to Kapil Dev. Hadlee was the first bowler to reach 400 Test wickets vs India at Christchurch in 1990
  • Andrew Jones and Martin Crowe held the highest ever 3rd-wicket partnership in Tests which at the time was the highest partnership for any wicket..[8]
  • Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge together scored 151 runs for the highest ever 10th-wicket partnership against Pakistan in 1973..[8]
  • Nathan Astle scored Test cricket's fastest ever double century versus England Christchurch 2002.[9] He scored 200 off 153 balls with the second hundred coming off just 39 deliveries. He was eventually out for 222—the dreaded double Nelson. He knocked the first hundred off 114 balls. Astle smashed the record by 59 balls, previously held by Adam Gilchrist Australia vs South Africa Johannesburg 2002).
  • Geoff Allott holds the record for the longest time taken to score a duck.[10] South Africa Auckland 1999. He faced 77 balls in 101 minutes for his zero score.
  • Danny Morrison held another "unwanted" record for the most ducks in Test cricket—(24). He lost the record to Courtney Walsh.
  • Chris Cairns and his father Lance Cairns are one of the two father-son combination to each claim 100 Test wickets, South Africa's Peter and Shaun Pollock being the other.
  • Chris Cairns held the record for the most Test sixes.[11] He passed Viv Richards record of 84 (vs England, Lord's, London, 2004) and retired from Test cricket with 87. He has since been passed by both Adam Gilchrist (the current record holder) and Brian Lara.
  • Chris Harris is the only New Zealand cricketer to have taken 200 wickets in ODIs. (vs England, Lord's, London, 2004). He is only the second player in ODIs to complete the 4000 run / 200 wicket double. (The other is Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya). He holds the record for the most ODI caught and bowled dismissals, with 29.[12]
  • John Bracewell became the first – and so far only – substitute fielder to take four catches in a One-Day International, vs Australia in Adelaide on 23 November 1980.
  • Daniel Vettori became the first cricketer to take four wickets and score a half-century in each innings of a test match, a feat he achieved against Bangladesh in October 2008 at Chittagong. His figures were 5/95 and 4/74 with the ball and 55* and 76 with the bat.[13]
  • The New Zealand team holds the dubious honour of the record for the most consecutive Test series played without a win – 30 series between 1929–30 and 1969–70 (40 years), comfortably ahead of Bangladesh on 16 series.[14]
  • Another unenviable distinction is the largest margin defeat in the Cricket World Cup, by 215 runs, by Australia. (April 2007).

Notable

  • New Zealand dismissed Zimbabwe (Harare 2005) twice in the same day for totals of 59 and 99. Zimbabwe became only the second team (after India at Manchester in 1952) to be dismissed twice in the same day. The whole Test was completed inside two days.
  • Daniel Vettori scored NZ's fastest Test century. (vs Zimbabwe Harare 2005), off 82 balls
  • In the same match, he became the third NZ cricketer (after Richard Hadlee and Chris Cairns) to take more than 200 Test wickets.
  • Lou Vincent holds the record for the highest one-day cricket innings by a New Zealander of 172 (vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2005). The previous best was Glenn Turner 171 not out (vs East Africa at Birmingham in 1975). Vincent and captain Stephen Fleming broke the New Zealand one-day opening partnership record against all countries. Their total of 204 beat Fleming and Nathan Astle's 193 (vs Pakistan at Dunedin in 2000–2001). The team total of 397 was just one run short of the then record one-day total of 398 (Sri Lanka vs Kenya at Kandy in 1996).
  • Brendon McCullum scored the fastest World Cup (2007) fifty (off 20 balls) for New Zealand against Canada, beating Mark Boucher's 21-ball record set against the Netherlands six days earlier.
  • In a match for the New Zealanders (i.e., the New Zealand national team playing a tour match against non-test opposition) at Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1986 vs the D.B. Close XI, Ken Rutherford scored 317 runs off just 245 balls, including 228 runs in fours and sixes. In terms of balls faced, this is almost certainly one of the four fastest first-class triple-centuries ever recorded .[15]
  • Shane Bond also took an ODI hat-trick (innings bowling figures as follows:10-0-61-4) vs Australia at Hobart in January 2007.

See also

References

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