Hamilton Masakadza

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Hamilton Masakadza
Personal information
Full name Hamilton Masakadza
Born (1983-08-09) 9 August 1983 (age 31)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Relations SW Masakadza
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 53) 27 July 2001 v West Indies
Last Test 12-16 November 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 65) 23 September 2001 v South Africa
Last ODI 31 August 201 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–05 Manicaland
2001 Mashonaland
2001–11 Zimbabwe
2003–04 Matabeleland
2007–09 Easterns
2013 – Sylhet Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 29 139 31 118
Runs scored 1,712 3,827 833 8,232
Batting average 30.57 28.34 27.76 41.57
100s/50s 4/6 3/24 0/7 21/36
Top score 158 178* 79 208*
Balls bowled 894 1,491 72 3,710
Wickets 13 35 2 56
Bowling average 27.69 37.17 56.50 29.37
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 0
Best bowling 3/24 3/39 1/4 4/11
Catches/stumpings 18/– 53/– 8/- 97/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 September 2013

Hamilton Masakadza (born 9 August 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm leg-break bowler. His brother, Shingirai Masakadza also plays for Zimbabwe; they both play domestically for the Mountaineers.

In February 2000 he became the first black Zimbabwean to score a first-class century. Soon after, in July 2001 he became the youngest player to make a century on his Test debut. His innings of 119 was made against the West Indies in Harare and helped his side draw the match. Still at high school, he was aged just 17 years and 254 days at the time. He only held this record until August however when Mohammad Ashraful took it from him.

He went into the record books again against the West Indies in December 2007, this time in an ODI. His opening partnership of 167 with Vusi Sibanda was a national record, with Masakadza making 80 of those runs. His maiden ODI century against a Test-playing nation came on 14 August 2009, eight years after his Test century, when he scored 102 off 112 balls against Bangladesh batting at Number three.

He is also the first Zimbabwean to have two ODI scores of more than 150, both coming in one week when he scored 156 and 178 not out against Kenya in October 2009 in the first and fifth matches in Harare.

When Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket in 2011, Masakadza was selected to play in each of the one-off Tests against Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand. Batting at number three, he scored a century in the first innings of the Bangladesh Test, the second of his Test career, and Zimbabwe went on to win the match.[1]

International Centuries[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year result
1 119 1  West Indies Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2001 Drawn
2 104 16  Bangladesh Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2011 Won
3 111* 23  Bangladesh Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2013 Lost
4 158 28  Bangladesh Khulna, Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 2014 Lost

ODI Centuries[edit]

Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 102 69  Bangladesh Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2009 Won
2 156 72  Kenya Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won
3 178* 76  Kenya Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masakadza’s ton boosts Zimbabwe". Taipei Times. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 

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