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"New Zealand national cricket team and their great achievement"

New Zealand
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
Last Test match v Australia at Wellington, 19 March 2010–23 March 2010
- This year
As of 23 March 2010
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 organised by New Zealand Cricket.

The current Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Daniel Vettori. He replaced New Zealand's 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 41.32% of its games.


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:
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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 and Shane Bond have played during this period, but has since retired from international cricket. Players in bold have a central contract for 2009–10.
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
Martin Guptill 24 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20 31
Peter Ingram 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Central Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 19
Tim McIntosh 31 Left-Handed Bat
Auckland Test
Aaron Redmond 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg Spin Otago ODI, Twenty20 29
Jesse Ryder 26 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 77
BJ Watling 25 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 50
Daniel Flynn 25 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Slow Northern Districts Test 30
Mathew Sinclair 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Central Districts Test
Shanan Stewart 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Canterbury ODI
Ross Taylor 26 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Central Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 3
Gareth Hopkins 33 Right-Handed Bat
Auckland ODI, Twenty20 48
Brendon McCullum 29 Right-Handed Bat
Otago Test, ODI, Twenty20 42
Peter McGlashan 31 Right-Handed Bat
Northern Districts Twenty20 21
Kane Williamson 20 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Northern Districts Test -
Grant Elliott 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Wellington Test, ODI 88
Nathan McCullum 30 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Otago ODI, Twenty20 15
Jacob Oram 32 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Central Districts Test,1 ODI, Twenty20 24
Scott Styris 35 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Auckland ODI, Twenty20 56
Scott Morrison 18 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 8
James Franklin 29 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Medium-Fast Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20 70
Pace Bowlers
Brent Arnel 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Northern Districts Test
Ian Butler 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast Otago ODI, Twenty20 2
Brendon Diamanti 29 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Central Districts Twenty20 51
Chris Martin 35 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Auckland Test
Andy McKay 30 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Fast-Medium Wellington ODI
Kyle Mills 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Auckland ODI, Twenty20 37
Tim Southee 21 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Northern Districts Test, ODI, Twenty20 38
Daryl Tuffey 32 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Auckland Test, ODI, Twenty20
Iain O'Brien 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Wellington Test, ODI, Twenty20
Michael Mason 36 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Central Districts Test, ODI
Spin Bowlers
Jeetan Patel 30 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Wellington Test, ODI 39
  • Jacob Oram has both played Test cricket in this period, but have since retired from the format.

 Tournament history-

 World Cup :

  • 1975: Semi Finals
  • 1979: Semi Finals
  • 1983: First round
  • 1987: First round
  • 1992: Semi Finals
  • 1996: Quarter Finals
  • 1999: Semi Finals
  • 2003: 5th Place
  • 2007: 3rd Place

 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
  • 2010: 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

 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 359 584 33
Won 68 255 13
Lost 146 294 17
Tied 0 5 3
Drawn / No Result 146 30 0
updated 1st April 2010.

 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. 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

10 Wickets Australia Wellington 2009–2010
 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 1996/97

 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 8
Daniel Vettori† 100 Martin Crowe 5444 Daniel Vettori† 325 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† 181 Jeremy Coney 64 Daniel Vettori† 27
Nathan Astle 81 Daniel Vettori† 3962 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
Chris Martin† 56 Adam Parore 2865 Dion Nash 93 Mark Burgess 34 Walter Hadlee 8
Craig McMillan 55 Brendon McCullum 2862 Hedley Howarth 86 Hedley Howarth 33 Tom Lowry 7
Brendon McCullum† 52 Mark Richardson 2776 John R. Reid 85 Ken Rutherford 32 Curly Page 7
Jeremy Coney 52 Bert Sutcliffe 2727 James Franklin† 80 Ross Taylor† 45 Jeff Crowe 6
† Daniel Vettori, Chris Martin, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, and James Franklin are still playing.
  • Only Allan Border (93) has more tests as captain than Stephen Fleming.
  • Only Rahul Dravid (186) and Mark Waugh(181) have more catches than Stephen Fleming.

 Batting records-

 Most runs in an innings-
  • 299 Martin Crowe vs Sri Lanka, in Wellington, 1990–1991
  • 267* Bryan Young vs Sri Lanka, in Dunedin, 1996–1997
  • 239 Graham Dowling vs India, in Christchurch, 1967–1968
  • 224 Lou Vincent vs Sri Lanka, in Wellington, 2004–2005
  • 222 Nathan Astle vs England, in Christchurch, 2001–2002
  • 214 Mathew Sinclair vs West Indies in Hamilton, 1999–2000
  • 274* Stephen Fleming vs Sri Lanka, in Colombo, 2003
  • 262 Stephen Fleming vs South Africa, in Cape Town, 2005–2006
  • 259 Glenn Turner vs West Indies, in Georgetown, 1971–1972
  • 230 Bert Sutcliffe vs India, in New Delhi, 1955–1956
  • 223* Glenn Turner vs West Indies, in Kingstown, 1971–1972
 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
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† 81 Balls L.R.P.L Taylor v Australia, Hamilton 2009/10 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 82 Balls D.L. Vettori v Zimbabwe, Harare 2005/06 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 83 Balls B.R. Taylor v West Indies, Auckland 1968/69 34 Balls L.R.P.L Taylor v Australia, Hamilton 2009/10 9 T.G. Southee v England, Napier 2007/08
† World Record

 Bowling records-

 Best bowling in a match-
  • 15-123 Richard Hadlee v Australia at Brisbane 1985/86
  • 12-149 Daniel Vettori v Australia at Auckland 1999/00
  • 12-170 Daniel Vettori v Bangladesh at Chittagong 2004/05
  • 11-58 Richard Hadlee v India at Wellington 1975/76
  • 11-102 Richard Hadlee v West Indies at Dunedin 1979/80
 Ten wickets in a match most times-
  • Richard Hadlee 9
  • Daniel Vettori 3
 Best bowling in an innings-
  • 9-52 Richard Hadlee v Australia at Brisbane 1985/86
  • 7-23 Richard Hadlee v India at Wellington 1975/76
  • 7-27 Chris Cairns v West Indies at Hamilton 1999/00
  • 7-52 Chris Pringle v Pakistan at Faisalabad 1990/91
  • 7-53 Chris Cairns v Bangladesh at Hamilton 2001/02
 Five wickets in an innings-
Most Times-
  • 36 Richard Hadlee
  • 18 Daniel Vettori
  • 13 Chris Cairns
  • 10 Danny Morrison
  • 8 Chris Martin
  • 6 Simon Doull
  • 6 Lance Cairns
  • 5 Shane Bond
  • 5 Dick Motz
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 100 3962 30.71 140 5
325 33.86 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 3962 325
 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)
Daniel Vettori thrilled with New Zealand winning ICC 'Spirit of Cricket' award
Published: Friday, Oct 8, 2010, 17:37 IST
Place: WELLINGTON | Agency: ANI

Daniel Vettori
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori is thrilled with his side winning the ICC 'Spirit of Cricket' award, saying that he is proud to lead a team that has most adhered to the spirit of cricket.
"It's great to win the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for the third time and I am proud to lead a team that has been deemed once again to be the side that has most adhered to the spirit of cricket," The New Zealand Herald quoted Vettori, as saying.

"The team I have led over the past year has without a doubt shown great sportsmanship and played the game of cricket in the right way by always respecting our opponents and those who officiate and look after us in the sport," he added.

Despite being beaten by Bangladesh in the first ODI played recently, and currently languishing in the eighth place in the ICC test rankings, New Zealand beat India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe to win the 'Spirit of Cricket' award for the second year in a row at the ICC Awards.
"The Black Caps richly deserved the Spirit of Cricket Award and to receive the accolade three times shows how highly our cricketers respect the game's traditional values. The Black Caps are excellent role models and great ambassadors for the game," said New Zealand Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan.

The award is handed out to the team with the best on-field conduct, and is decided by the ICC elite panel of umpires and match referees, and the captains of the ten full members of the world's governing body.
The Black Caps' season was not without incident last summer with Scott Styris fined 15 percent of his match fee following a minor 'headbutt' with Australia's Mitchell Johnson in a one-day international in Napier, the paper reports.

The spirit award wasn't the only accolade for New Zealand on the occasion of the seventh ICC awards held in Bangalore on Wednesday evening night, which was headlined by India's Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who was declared the ICC player of the year.

Golden moments at Commonwealth Games

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