Ian Smith (New Zealand cricketer)
|Full name||Ian David Stockley Smith|
28 February 1957 |
Nelson, New Zealand
|Relations||Jarrod Smith (son)|
|Test debut (cap 148)||28 November 1980 v Australia|
|Last Test||10 February 1992 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 38)||25 November 1980 v Australia|
|Last ODI||21 March 1992 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 25 March 2010|
Smith has one of the highest ever strike rates as a batsman for One Day Internationals – 99 runs per 100 balls faced. He also holds the record for the highest score in Tests for a batsman coming in at number nine, which is 173 off 136 balls, scored against India at Eden Park in 1990. During the innings, he became joint holder of the record for most runs scored off a six-ball Test over, striking 24 runs off Atul Wassan.
Smith took an active role in presenting the Rugby World Cup on Sky in New Zealand.