List of New Zealand cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on Test debut

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In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1][2] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[3] To date, 144 cricketers have taken a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test match,[4] with seven of them being taken by New Zealand cricketers.[5]

Key[edit]

  • Date – Date the match was held. Starting date of the match for Test matches.
  • Overs – Number of overs bowled in that innings.
  • RunsRuns conceded.
  • Wkts – Number of wickets taken.
  • Batsmen – The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul.
  • EconBowling economy rate (average runs per over).
  • Inn – The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken.
  • Result – The result for the New Zealand team in that match.
  • ♠ – The bowler was selected "Man of the match".
  • * – 10 wickets or more taken in the match.
Five-wicket hauls on Test debut by New Zealand bowlers
No. Bowler Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Fen Cresswell 13 August 1949 The Oval, London  England 2 41.2 168 6 4.06 Drawn[6]
2 Alex Moir 17 March 1951 Lancaster Park, Christchurch  England 2 56.3 155 6 2.74 Drawn[7]
3 Bruce Taylor 5 March 1965 Eden Gardens, Calcutta  India 2 23.5 86 5 3.60 Drawn[8]
4 Paul Wiseman 27 May 1998 R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo  Sri Lanka 4 46.5 82 5 1.75 Won[9]
5 Mark Gillespie 16 November 2007 SuperSport Park, Centurion  South Africa 2 30.0 136 5 4.53 Lost[9]
6 Tim Southee 22 March 2008 McLean Park, Napier  England 1 23.1 55 5 2.37 Lost[10]
7 Doug Bracewell 1 November 2011 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  Zimbabwe 4 25.0 85 5 3.40 Won[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buckle, Greg (30 April 2007). "Pigeon's almost perfect sendoff". Canberra Times. Retrieved 30 October 2009. McGrath didn't get the five-for that he had hoped for... 
  2. ^ "Swinging it for the Auld Enemy – An interview with Ryan Sidebottom". The Scotsman. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2009. ... I'd rather take fifers (five wickets) for England ... 
  3. ^ Pervez, M. A. (2001). A Dictionary of Cricket. Orient Blackswan. p. 31. ISBN 978-81-7370-184-9. 
  4. ^ "Bowling records: Test matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bowling records: Test matches (New Zealand)". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "4th Test: England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 13–16, 1949". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 17–21, 1951". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 5–8, 1965". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "1st Test: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), May 27–31, 1998". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22–26, 2008". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Only Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1–5, 2011". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2011.