List of New Zealand Test cricket records

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This is a list of New Zealand Test cricket records. It is based on the List of Test cricket records, but concentrates solely on records dealing with the New Zealand Test cricket team, and any cricketers who have played for that team.

New Zealand took part in their first recognised Test cricket match against England in the 1929/30 season, and the records listed here date from that time.

Contents

Key[edit]

The top ten records are listed for each category. Tied records for the tenth place are listed as well. Explanations of the general symbols and cricketing terms used in the list are given below. Specific details are provided in each category where appropriate.

Symbol Meaning
double-dagger Player is currently active in T20I cricket
* Player remained not out or partnership remained unbroken
World record
ICC Test Championship
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Pakistan 25 2767 111
2  India 25 2748 110
3  Australia 36 3905 108
4  England 41 4427 108
5  South Africa 25 2412 96
6  Sri Lanka 32 3055 95
7  New Zealand 31 2949 95
8  West Indies 26 1751 67
9  Bangladesh 12 687 57
10  Zimbabwe 7 54 8
Reference: ICC Rankings, 31 August 2016
"Matches" is no. matches + no. series played in the 12-24 months since the May before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Team records[edit]

Team wins, losses, and ties[edit]

Matches played (total)[edit]

Mat Won Lost Drawn Tied Win %
413 85 167 162 0 20.58

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Matches played (by country)[edit]

Team First Match Mat Won Lost Drawn Tied Win %
 England 1930 101 9 48 44 0 8.91
 South Africa 1932 41 4 23 14 0 9.75
 Australia 1946 56 8 30 18 0 14.03
 West Indies 1952 45 13 13 19 0 28.88
 India 1955 55 10 19 26 0 18.18
 Pakistan 1955 53 8 24 21 0 15.09
 Sri Lanka 1983 32 14 8 10 0 43.75
 Zimbabwe 1992 17 11 0 6 0 64.71
 Bangladesh 2001 11 8 0 3 0 72.72

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Team scoring records[edit]

Highest scores (innings)[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
690  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 26 November 2014 Scorecard
680/8d  India New Zealand Wellington 14 February 2014 Scorecard
671/4  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 31 January 1991 Scorecard
630/6d  India India Mohali 16 October 2003 Scorecard
624  Australia Australia Perth 13 November 2015 Scorecard
619/9d  India New Zealand Napier 26 March 2009 Scorecard
609/9d  West Indies New Zealand Dunedin 3 December 2009 Scorecard
595  South Africa New Zealand Auckland 18 March 2004 Scorecard
593/8d  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 27 April 2006 Scorecard
586/7d  Sri Lanka New Zealand Dunedin 7 March 1997 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Highest successful 4th innings chases[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
324/5  Pakistan New Zealand Christchurch 24 February 1994 Scorecard
317/7  Bangladesh Bangladesh Chittagong 17 October 2008 Scorecard
278/8  Pakistan New Zealand Dunedin 9 February 1985 Scorecard
230/5  Australia New Zealand Christchurch 8 March 1974 Scorecard
215/6  India New Zealand Wellington 26 December 1998 Scorecard
201/5  Australia New Zealand Auckland 12 March 1993 Scorecard
189/5  Sri Lanka New Zealand Hamilton 18 December 2015 Scorecard
181/1  Australia New Zealand Wellington 15 March 1990 Scorecard
166/4  West Indies New Zealand Wellington 7 March 1969 Scorecard
164/4  Australia Australia Perth 30 November 1985 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Lowest scores (innings)[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
26♠  England New Zealand Auckland 25 March 1955 Scorecard
42  Australia New Zealand Wellington 29 March 1946 Scorecard
45  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 2 January 2013 Scorecard
47  England England Lord's 19 June 1958 Scorecard
54  Australia New Zealand Wellington 29 March 1946 Scorecard
65  England New Zealand Chrischurch 25 February 1971 Scorecard
67  England England Leeds 3 July 1958 Scorecard
67  England England Lord's 24 August 1978 Scorecard
68  England England Lord's 16 May 2013 Scorecard
70  Pakistan Pakistan Dacca 7 November 1955 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Largest victories[edit]

By an innings[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
Innings and 301 runs  New Zealand (495/7d) beat  Zimbabwe (51 & 143) New Zealand Napier 26 January 2012 Scorecard
Innings and 294 runs  New Zealand (452/9d) beat  Zimbabwe (59 & 99) Zimbabwe Harare 7 August 2005 Scorecard
Innings and 185 runs  New Zealand (407) beat  Pakistan (104 & 118) New Zealand Hamilton 27 March 2001 Scorecard
Innings and 137 runs  New Zealand (393) beat  Bangladesh (143 & 113) New Zealand Wellington 12 January 2008 Scorecard
Innings and 132 runs  New Zealand (307) beat  England (82 & 93) New Zealand Chrischurch 3 February 1984 Scorecard
Innings and 117 runs  New Zealand (576/6d) beat  Zimbabwe (164 & 295) Zimbabwe Bulawayo 28 July 2016 Scorecard
Innings and 105 runs  New Zealand (518) beat  West Indies (179 & 234) New Zealand Wellington 26 December 1999 Scorecard
Innings and 101 runs  New Zealand (545) beat  Bangladesh (182 & 262) Bangladesh Chittagong 26 October 2004 Scorecard
Innings and 99 runs  New Zealand (451) beat  Pakistan (169 & 183) New Zealand Auckland 25 January 1985 Scorecard
Innings and 99 runs  New Zealand (402) beat  Bangladesh (177 & 126) Bangladesh Dhaka 19 October 2004 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

By wickets[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
10 wickets  New Zealand (459 & 2/0) beat  India (164 & 296) New Zealand Chrischurch 2 February 1990 Scorecard
10 wickets  New Zealand (411 & 20/0) beat  Zimbabwe (180 & 250) New Zealand Wellington 19 February 1998 Scorecard
10 wickets  New Zealand (247 & 36/0) beat  India (161 & 121) New Zealand Wellington 12 December 2002 Scorecard
10 wickets  New Zealand (372 & 37/0) beat  West Indies (192 & 215) New Zealand Wellington 17 March 2006 Scorecard
9 wickets  New Zealand (202 & 181/1) beat  Australia (110 & 269) New Zealand Wellington 15 March 1990 Scorecard
9 wickets  New Zealand (358 & 60/1) beat  England (186 & 229) England London 22 July 1999 Scorecard
9 wickets  New Zealand (393 & 70/1) beat  West Indies (365 & 97) New Zealand Hamilton 16 December 1999 Scorecard
9 wickets  New Zealand (595 & 53/1) beat  South Africa (296 & 349) New Zealand Auckland 18 March 2004 Scorecard
9 wickets  New Zealand (357 & 39/1) beat  Bangladesh (137 & 254) New Zealand Dunedin 4 January 2008 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: New Zealand has won a Test match by 8 wickets on 5 occasions.

By runs[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
254 runs  New Zealand (582/4d & 166/2d) beat  Zimbabwe (362 & 132) Zimbabwe Bulawayo 6 August 2016 Scorecard
204 runs  New Zealand (337 & 243) beat  West Indies (107 & 269) Barbados Bridgetown 21 June 2002 Scorecard
199 runs  New Zealand (350 & 454/8d) beat  England (350 & 255) England Leeds 29 May 2015 Scorecard
193 runs  New Zealand (221 & 524) beat  Sri Lanka (356 & 196) New Zealand Wellington 3 January 2015 Scorecard
190 runs  New Zealand (255 & 157) beat  West Indies (145 & 77) New Zealand Auckland 9 March 1956 Scorecard
189 runs  New Zealand (470 & 177/9d) beat  England (348 & 110) New Zealand Hamilton 5 March 2008 Scorecard
186 runs  New Zealand (508/7d & 156/8d) beat  West Indies (262 & 216) Jamaica Kingston 8 June 2014 Scorecard
177 runs  New Zealand (335 & 262/5d) beat  Zimbabwe (283 & 137) Zimbabwe Harare 7 November 1992 Scorecard
167 runs  New Zealand (319 & 214) beat  India (257 & 109) India Nagpur 3 October 1969 Scorecard
167 runs  New Zealand (305 & 444/6d) beat  Sri Lanka (285 & 297) Sri Lanka Colombo 27 May 1998 Scorecard
167 runs  New Zealand (412 & 194/9d) beat  Sri Lanka (244 & 195) Sri Lanka Colombo 25 November 2012 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Smallest victories[edit]

By wickets[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
1 wicket  New Zealand (249 & 104/9) beat  West Indies (140 & 212) New Zealand Dunedin 8 February 1980 Scorecard
2 wickets  New Zealand (220 & 278/8) beat  Pakistan (274 & 223) New Zealand Dunedin 9 February 1985 Scorecard
3 wickets  New Zealand (171 & 317/7) beat  Bangladesh (245 & 242) Bangladesh Chittagong 17 October 2008 Scorecard
4 wickets  New Zealand (352 & 215-6) beat  India (208 & 356) New Zealand Wellington 26 December 1998 Scorecard
4 wickets  New Zealand (94 & 160-6) beat  India (99 & 154) New Zealand Hamilton 19 December 2002 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: New Zealand has won a Test match by 5 wickets on 8 occasions.

By runs[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
7 runs  New Zealand (150 & 226) beat  Australia (136 & 233) Australia Hobart 9 December 2011 Scorecard
27 runs  New Zealand (275 & 272) beat  West Indies (257 & 263) New Zealand Auckland 9 March 2006 Scorecard
32 runs  New Zealand (429 & 153) beat  Pakistan (332 & 218) New Zealand Dunedin 24 November 2009 Scorecard
34 runs  New Zealand (426 & 252/8d) beat  Zimbabwe (313 & 331) Zimbabwe Bulawayo 1 November 2011 Scorecard
40 runs  New Zealand (275 & 228) beat  South Africa (190 & 273) South Africa Port Elizabeth 16 February 1962 Scorecard
40 runs  New Zealand (503 & 105) beat  India (202 & 366) New Zealand Auckland 6 February 2014 Scorecard
44 runs  New Zealand (155 & 311) beat  Pakistan (191 & 231) Pakistan Lahore 21 November 1996 Scorecard
53 runs  New Zealand (293 & 331) beat  West Indies (317 & 254) Barbados Bridgetown 26 June 2014 Scorecard
62 runs  New Zealand (375 & 100) beat  India (223 & 190) New Zealand Wellington 21 February 1981 Scorecard
72 runs  New Zealand (385 & 212) beat  South Africa (190 & 335) South Africa Cape Town 1 January 1962 Scorecard
72 runs  New Zealand (228 & 123) beat  England (215 & 64) New Zealand Wellington 10 February 1978 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Worst defeats[edit]

By an innings[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
Innings and 324 runs  Pakistan (643) beat  New Zealand (73 & 246) Pakistan Lahore 1 May 2002 Scorecard
Innings and 322 runs  West Indies (660/6d) beat  New Zealand (216 & 122) New Zealand Wellington 10 February 1995 Scorecard
Innings and 222 runs  Australia (544/6d) beat  New Zealand (161 & 161) Australia Hobart 26 November 1993 Scorecard
Innings and 215 runs  England (562/7d) beat  New Zealand (258 & 89) New Zealand Auckland 23 February 1963 Scorecard
Innings and 198 runs  India (566/8d) beat  New Zealand (193 & 175) India Nagpur 20 November 2010 Scorecard
Innings and 193 runs  South Africa (525/8d) beat  New Zealand (121 & 211) South Africa Port Elizabeth 11 January 2013 Scorecard
Innings and 187 runs  England (546/4d) beat  New Zealand (193 & 166) England Leeds 8 July 1965 Scorecard
Innings and 180 runs  South Africa (524/8d) beat  New Zealand (172 & 172) New Zealand Wellington 6 March 1953 Scorecard
Innings and 166 runs  Pakistan (507/6d) beat  New Zealand (156 & 185) New Zealand Dunedin 7 February 1973 Scorecard
Innings and 156 runs  Australia (585) beat  New Zealand (353 & 76) Australia Brisbane 18 November 2004 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

By wickets[edit]

Rank Opponent no. Loss Most recent venue Season
1  West Indies 5 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 2014
2  Australia 2 New Zealand Wellington 2011
2  India 2 New Zealand Hamilton 2009
2  Pakistan 2 New Zealand Hamilton 2010
5  Sri Lanka 1 Sri Lanka Galle 2012
Note: New Zealand has lost by 10 wickets on only 13 occasions. Source: Cricinfo.com. Last updated: 19 March 2015.

By runs[edit]

Margin Teams Venue Date Scorecard
358 runs  South Africa (226 & 422/3d) beat  New Zealand (118 & 172) South Africa Johannesburg 8 November 2007 Scorecard
299 runs  Pakistan (346 & 336/5d) beat  New Zealand (252 & 131) New Zealand Auckland 8 March 2001 Scorecard
297 runs  Australia (221 & 346) beat  New Zealand (112 & 158) New Zealand Auckland 22 March 1974 Scorecard
272 runs  India (252 & 261/5d) beat  New Zealand (140 & 101) New Zealand Auckland 7 March 1968 Scorecard
248 runs  Pakistan (566/3d & 175/2d) beat  New Zealand (262 & 231) United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 9 November 2014 Scorecard
247 runs  England (354 & 287/5d) beat  New Zealand (174 & 220) England Leeds 24 March 2013 Scorecard
241 runs  Sri Lanka (183 & 352) beat  New Zealand (109 & 185) New Zealand Napier 11 March 1995 Scorecard
230 runs  England (190 & 340) beat  New Zealand (169 & 131) England Lord's 24 July 1969 Scorecard
217 runs  Sri Lanka (268 & 365) beat  New Zealand (130 & 286) New Zealand Wellington 15 Decemebr 2006 Scorecard
216 runs  India (298 & 201) beat  New Zealand (140 & 143) India Madras 26 November 1976 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Individual records[edit]

Individual records (batting)[edit]

Most career runs[edit]

Runs Batsman Innings Average Tesst career span
7172 Stephen Fleming 189 40.06 1994–2008
6453 Brendon McCullum 176 38.64 2004–2016
5616 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 135 47.19 2007–present
5444 Martin Crowe 131 45.36 1982–1995
5334 John Wright 148 37.82 1978–1993
4702 Nathan Astle 137 37.02 1996–2006
4523 Daniel Vettori 172 30.15 1997–2014
4493 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 97 51.05 2010–present
3448 Bevan Congdon 114 32.22 1965–1978
3428 John R. Reid 108 33.28 1979–1986

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Highest average[edit]

Average Batsman Innings Runs Test career span
51.05 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 97 4493 2010–present
47.19 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 135 5616 2007–present
46.28 John F. Reid 31 1296 1979–1986
45.36 Martin Crowe 131 5444 1982–1995
44.77 Mark Richardson 65 2776 2000–2004
44.64 Glenn Turner 73 2991 1969–1983
44.27 Andrew Jones 74 2922 1987–1995
40.93 Jesse Ryder 33 1269 2008–2011
40.10 Bert Sutcliffe 76 2727 1947–1965
40.06 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008

Qualification: 20 innings.
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: Stewie Dempster had and average of 65.72 but only batted in 15 innings for New Zealand

Highest individual score[edit]

Runs Batsman Balls Faced Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
302 Brendon McCullum 559  India New Zealand Wellington 14 February 2014 Scorecard
299 Martin Crowe 523  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 31 January 1991 Scorecard
290 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 374  Australia Australia Perth 13 November 2015 Scorecard
274* Stephen Fleming 476  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo 25 April 2003 Scorecard
267* Bryan Young 422  Sri Lanka New Zealand Dunedin 7 march 1997 Scorecard
262 Stephen Fleming 423  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 27 April 2006 Scorecard
259 Glenn Turner 759  West Indies Guyana Georgetown 6 April 1972 Scorecard
242* Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 438  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 3 January 2015 Scorecard
239 Graham Dowling 519  India New Zealand Chrischurch 22 February 1968 Scorecard
230* Bert Sutcliffe -  India India Delhi 16 December 1955 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career half-centuries[edit]

Half centuries Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
55 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008
43 Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
40 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 131 5598 2007–present
37 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 93 4311 2010–present
35 Martin Crowe 131 5444 1982–1995
35 Nathan Astle 137 4702 1996–2006
35 John Wright 148 5334 1978–1993
29 Daniel Vettori 172 4523 1997–2014
28 John R. Reid 108 3428 1979–1986
27 Chris Cairns 104 3320 1989–2004

Includes all scores over 50 including 100s
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career centuries[edit]

Centuries Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
17 Martin Crowe 131 5444 1982–1995
15 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 131 5598 2007–present
14 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 93 4311 2010–present
12 John Wright 148 5334 1978–1993
12 Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
11 Nathan Astle 137 4702 1996–2006
9 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008
7 Glenn Turner 73 2991 1969–1983
7 Andrew Jones 74 2922 1987–1995
7 Bevan Congdon 114 3448 1965–1978

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career double-centuries[edit]

Double Centuries Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
4 Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
3 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008
2 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 131 5598 2007–present
2 Mathew Sinclair 56 1635 1999–2010
2 Glenn Turner 73 2991 1969–1983

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: 9 other New Zealand players have scored a double century.

Two centuries in a Test[edit]

Runs Batsman Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
101 & 110* Glenn Turner  Australia New Zealand Christchurch 8 March 1974 Scorecard
122 & 102 Geoff Howarth  England New Zealand Auckland 4 March 1978 Scorecard
122 & 100* Andrew Jones  Sri Lanka New Zealand Hamilton 22 February 1991 Scorecard
136 & 110 Peter Fulton  England New Zealand Auckland 22 March 2013 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Fastest 200[edit]

Balls Batsman Final score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
153♠ Nathan Astle 222(168)  England New Zealand Christchurch 13 March 2002 Scorecard
186 Brendon McCullum 202(188)  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 16 November 2014 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Fastest 100[edit]

Balls Batsman Final score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
54♠ Brendon McCullum 145(79)  Australia New Zealand Christchurch 20 February 2016 Scorecard
74 Brendon McCullum 195(134)  Sri Lanka New Zealand Christchurch 26 December 2014 Scorecard
78 Brendon McCullum 202(188)  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 26 November 2014 Scorecard
81 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 138(104)  Australia New Zealand Hamilton 27 March 2010 Scorecard
82 Daniel Vettori 127(98)  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare 7 August 2005 Scorecard
83 Bruce Taylor 124(-)  West Indies New Zealand Auckland 27 February 1969 Scorecard
86 Chris Cairns 120(96)  Zimbabwe New Zealand Auckland 20 January 1996 Scorecard
88 Richard Hadlee 103(92)  West Indies New Zealand Christchurch 22 February 1980 Scorecard
94 Brendon McCullum 111(112)  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare 7 August 2005 Scorecard
99 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 113(127)  India India Bangalore 31 August 2012 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: All the figures are from the start of an individual innings. Nathan Astle's second hundred in his 222 v England at Christchurch in March 2002 took 39 balls.

Fastest 50[edit]

Balls Batsman Final score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
29 Tim Southeedouble-dagger 77*(40)  England New Zealand Napier 22 March 2008 Scorecard
30 Brendon McCullum 202(188)  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 26 November 2014 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career sixes[edit]

Sixes Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
101♠ Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
87 Chris Cairns 104 3320 1989–2004
58 Tim Southeedouble-dagger 78 1209 2008–present
54 Craig McMillan 91 3116 1997–2005
40 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 131 5598 2007–present
39 Nathan Astle 137 4702 1996–2006
33 Richard Hadlee 134 3124 1973–1990
33 John R. Reid 108 3428 1979–1986
28 Lance Cairns 65 928 1974–1985
27 Martin Crowe 131 5444 1982–1995

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career fours[edit]

Fours Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
917 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008
776 Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
694 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 131 5598 2007–present
659 Martin Crowe 131 5444 1982–1995
630+ John Wright 148 5334 1978–1993
612 Nathan Astle 137 4702 1996–2006
556 Daniel Vettori 172 4523 1997–2014
484 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 93 4311 2010–present
374+ John R. Reid 108 3428 1979–1986
367 Craig McMillan 91 3116 1997–2005

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most sixes in an innings[edit]

Sixes Batsman Score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
11 Nathan Astle 222(168)  England New Zealand Christchurch 13 March 2002 Scorecard
11 Brendon McCullum 202(188)  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 16 November 2014 Scorecard
11 Brendon McCullum 195(134)  Sri Lanka New Zealand Christchurch 26 December 2014 Scorecard
9 Chris Cairns 120(96)  Zimbabwe New Zealand Auckland 20 January 1996 Scorecard
9 Tim Southeedouble-dagger 77*(40)  England New Zealand Napier 22 March 2008 Scorecard
7 Bert Sutcliffe 80(-)  South Africa South Africa Johannesburg 24 December 1953 Scorecard
7 Chris Cairns 158(171)  South Africa New Zealand Auckland 18 March 2004 Scorecard
6 Craig McMillan 142(179)  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo 27 May 1998 Scorecard
6 Chris Cairns 69(83)  Australia New Zealand Wellington 24 March 2000 Scorecard
6 Brendon McCullum 145(79)  Australia New Zealand Christchurch 20 February 2016 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most fours in an innings[edit]

Fours Batsman Score Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
43 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 290(374)  Australia Australia Perth 13 November 2015 Scorecard
37 Bryan Young 267*(422)  Sri Lanka New Zealand Dunedin 7 March 1997 Scorecard
32 Brendon McCullum 302(559)  India New Zealand Wellington 14 February 2014 Scorecard
31 Stephen Fleming 192(332)  Pakistan New Zealand Hamilton 19 December 2003 Scorecard
31 Stephen Fleming 262(423)  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 27 April 2006 Scorecard
30 Bert Sutcliffe 230*(-)  India India Delhi 16 December 1955 Scorecard
29 Martin Crowe 299(523)  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 31 January 1991 Scorecard
29 Brendon McCullum 224(307)  India New Zealand Auckland 6 February 2014 Scorecard
28 Nathan Astle 222(168)  England New Zealand Christchurch 13 March 2002 Scorecard
28 Stephen Fleming 274*(476)  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo 25 April 2003 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most Ducks[edit]

Ducks Batsman Innings Career runs Test career span
36 Chris Martin 104 123 2000–2013
24 Danny Morrison 71 379 1987–1997
19 Daniel Vettori 172 4523 1997–2014
16 Ken Rutherford 99 2465 1985–1995
16 Stephen Fleming 189 7172 1994–2008
14 Brendon McCullum 176 6453 2004–2016
13 John Bracewell 60 1001 1980–1990
12 Bob Blair 34 189 1953–1964
12 Dick Motz 56 612 1961–1969
12 Richard Hadlee 134 3124 1973–1990

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Individual records (bowling)[edit]

Most career wickets[edit]

Wickets Bowler Matches Bowling average Test career span
431 Richard Hadlee 86 22.29 1973–1990
361 Daniel Vettori 112 34.15 1997–2014
233 Chris Martin 71 33.81 2000–2013
218 Chris Cairns 62 29.40 1987–2004
177 Tim Southeedouble-dagger 52 32.63 2008–present
161 Trent Boultdouble-dagger 44 29.40 2011–present
160 Danny Morrison 48 34.68 1987–1997
130 Lance Cairns 43 32.92 1974–1985
123 Ewen Chatfield 43 32.17 1975–1989
116 Richard Collinge 35 29.95 1965–1978

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Best average[edit]

Bowling average Bowler Matches Wickets Test career span
21.53 Jack Cowie 9 45 1937–1949
22.09 Shane Bond 18 87 2001–2009
22.29 Richard Hadlee 86 431 1973–1990
26.60 Bruce Taylor 30 111 1965–1973
28.48 Dion Nash 32 93 1992–2001
29.25 Richard Collinge 35 113 1965–1978
29.30 Simon Doull 32 98 1992–2000
29.40 Chris Cairns 62 218 1987–2004
29.40 Trent Boultdouble-dagger 44 161 2011–present
29.50 Neil Wagnerdouble-dagger 24 96 2012–present

Qualification: Minimum of 2000 balls
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Best strike rate[edit]

Strike rate Bowler Matches Wickets Test career span
38.7 Shane Bond 18 87 2001–2009
45.0 Jack Cowie 9 45 1937–1949
50.8 Richard Hadlee 86 431 1973–1990
53.6 Chris Cairns 62 218 1987–2004
54.5 Neil Wagnerdouble-dagger 24 96 2012–present
57.0 Bruce Taylor 30 111 1965–1973
58.1 James Franklin 31 82 2001–2013
59.3 Trent Boultdouble-dagger 44 161 2011–present
60.1 Ian O'Brien 22 73 2005–2009
60.1 Chris Martin 71 233 2000–2013

Qualification: Minimum of 2000 balls
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Best figures in an innings[edit]

Figures Bowler Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
9/52 (23.4 overs) Richard Hadlee  Australia Australia Brisbane 8 November 1985 Scorecard
7/23 (8.3 x 8 ball overs) Richard Hadlee  India New Zealand Wellington 13 February 1976 Scorecard
7/27 (22.5 overs) Chris Cairns  West Indies New Zealand Hamilton 16 December 1999 Scorecard
7/52 (16.0 overs) Chris Pringle  Pakistan Pakistan Faisalabad 26 October 1990 Scorecard
7/53 (18.2 overs) Chris Cairns  Bangladesh New Zealand Hamilton 18 December 2001 Scorecard
7/64 (24.0 overs) Tim Southeedouble-dagger  India India Bangalore 31 August 2012 Scorecard
7/65 (24.0 overs) Simon Doull  India New Zealand Wellington 26 December 1998 Scorecard
7/74 (20.3 overs) Bruce Taylor  West Indies Barbados Bridgetown 23 March 1972 Scorecard
7/74 (33.2 overs) Lance Cairns  England England Leeds 28 July 1983 Scorecard
7/87 (37.0 overs) Stephen Boock  Pakistan Pakistan Hyderabad 25 November 1984 Scorecard
7/87 (35.0 overs) Daniel Vettori  Australia New Zealand Auckland 11 March 2000 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Best figures in a match[edit]

Figures Bowler Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
15/123 (52.3 overs) Richard Hadlee  Australia Australia Brisbane 8 November 1985 Scorecard
12/149 (60.0 overs) Daniel Vettori  Australia New Zealand Auckland 11 March 2000 Scorecard
12/170 (60.4 overs) Daniel Vettori  Bangladesh Bangladesh Chittagong 26 October 2004 Scorecard
11/58 (22.3 x 8 ball overs) Richard Hadlee  India New Zealand Wellington 13 February 1976 Scorecard
11/102 (56.0 overs) Richard Hadlee  West Indies New Zealand Dunedin 8 February 1980 Scorecard
11/152 (59.0 overs) Chris Pringle  Pakistan Pakistan Faisalabad 26 October 1990 Scorecard
11/155 (65.5 overs) Richard Hadlee  Australia Australia Perth 30 November 1985 Scorecard
11/169 (54.0 overs) Dion Nash  England England London 16 June 1994 Scorecard
11/180 (54.0 overs) Chris Martin  South Africa New Zealand Auckland 18 March 2004 Scorecard
10/80 (27.5 overs) Trent Boultdouble-dagger  West Indies New Zealand Wellington 11 December 2013 Scorecard

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career 5 wickets bags[edit]

5 wicket bags Bowler Matches Wickets Test career span
36 Richard Hadlee 86 431 1973–1990
20 Daniel Vettori 112 361 1997–2014
13 Chris Cairns 62 218 1987–2004
10 Danny Morrison 48 160 1987–1997
10 Chris Martin 71 233 2000–2013
6 Simon Doull 32 98 1992–2000
6 Lance Cairns 43 130 1974–1985
5 Shane Bond 18 87 2001–2009
5 Dick Motz 32 100 1961–1969
5 Trent Boultdouble-dagger 44 161 2011–present

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most career 10 wickets hauls[edit]

10 wicket hauls Bowler Matches Wickets Test career span
9 Richard Hadlee 86 431 1973–1990
3 Daniel Vettori 112 361 1997–2014

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.
Note: 13 New Zealand player have one 10 wicket haul in a test match

Hat-tricks[edit]

Bowler Opposition Dismissals Venue Date Scorecard
Petherick, PeterPeter Petherick  Pakistan Lahore 9 October 1976 Scorecard
Franklin, JamesJames Franklin  Bangladesh Dhaka 20 October 2004 Scorecard

Source:Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most runs conceded in an innings[edit]

Runs Bowler Bowling figures Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
229 Stephen Boock 70.0–10–229–1  Pakistan Auckland 24 February 1989 Scorecard
200 Daniel Vettori 57.0–5–200–4  India Ahmedabad 29 October 1999 Scorecard
181 Matthew Hart 46.0–4–181–0  West Indies Wellington 10 February 1995 Scorecard
179 Murphy Su'a 44.0–4–179–0  West Indies Wellington 10 February 1995 Scorecard
178 Daniel Vettori 40.0–4–178–1  Pakistan Lahore 1 May 2002 Scorecard
178 Daniel Vettori 58.0–7–178–3  India Nagpur 20 November 2010 Scorecard
171 Daniel Vettori 71.0–24–171–2  India Chandigarh 10 October 1999 Scorecard
170 Daniel Vettori 47.0–5–170–2  Australia Wellington 18 March 2005 Scorecard
168 Fen Cresswell 41.2–6–168–6  England London 13 August 1949 Scorecard
165 Daniel Vettori 58.0–11–165–4  Zimbabwe Bulawayo 25 September 1997 Scorecard

Bowling figures given above are in the form of "Overs–Maidens–Runs–Wickets".
Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Individual records (fielding)[edit]

Most catches in career[edit]

Catches Fielder Matches Test career span
171 Stephen Fleming 111 1994–2008
117 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 73 2007–present
71 Martin Crowe 77 1982–1995
70 Nathan Astle 81 1996–2006
64 Jeremy Coney 52 1974–1987
58 Daniel Vettori 112 1997–2014
54 Bryan Young 35 1993–1999
47 Martin Guptilldouble-dagger 43 2009–present
47 Kane Williamsondouble-dagger 51 2010–present
43 Bevan Congdon 61 1965–1978

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Individual records (wicketkeeper)[edit]

Most dismissals in career[edit]

Dismissals Wicket-keeper Catches Stumpings Innings Test career span
201 Adam Parore 194 7 121 1990–2002
179 Brendon McCullum 168 11 95 2004–2016
176 Ian Smith 168 8 109 1980–1992
133 BJ Watlingdouble-dagger 127 6 65 2009–present
96 Ken Wadsworth 92 4 59 1969–1976
59 Warren Lees 42 7 42 1976–1983
51 Artie Dick 47 4 30 1961–1965
30 Robbie Hart 29 1 18 2002–2003
30 Frank Mooney 22 8 23 1949–1954
29 Lee Germon 27 2 19 1995–1997

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most catches[edit]

Catches Wicket-keeper Innings ODI career span
194 Adam Parore 121 1990–2002
168 Ian Smith 109 1980–1992
168 Brendon McCullum 95 2004–2016
127 BJ Watlingdouble-dagger 66 2009–present
92 Ken Wadsworth 59 1969–1976
47 Artie Dick 30 1961–1965
42 Warren Lees 42 1976–1983
29 Robbie Hart 18 2002–2003
27 Lee Germon 19 1995–1997
25 Eric Petrie 18 1955–1966

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most stumpings in career[edit]

Stumpings Wicket-keeper Innings Test career span
11 Brendon McCullum 95 2004–2016
8 Frank Mooney 23 1949–1954
8 Ian Smith 109 1980–1992
7 Warren Lees 42 1976–1983
7 Adam Parore 121 1990–2002
6 BJ Watlingdouble-dagger 66 2009–present
5 Ken James 16 1930–1933
4 Artie Dick 30 1961–1965
4 Ken Wadsworth 59 1969–1976

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Individual records (other)[edit]

Most matches played in career[edit]

Matches Player Runs Wickets Test Career Span
112 Daniel Vettori 4523 361 1997–2014
111 Stephen Fleming 7172 - 1994–2008
101 Brendon McCullum 6453 1 2004–2016
86 Richard Hadlee 3124 431 1973–1990
82 John Wright 5334 - 1978–1993
81 Nathan Astle 4702 51 1996–2006
77 Adam Parore 2865 - 1990–2002
72 Martin Crowe 5444 14 1982–1995
72 Ross Taylordouble-dagger 5598 2 2007–present
71 Chris Martin 123 233 2000–2013

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Most matches as a captain[edit]

Matches Player Win Percentage Captaincy Period
80 Stephen Fleming 35.00 1997–2006
34 John R. Reid 8.82 1956–1965
32 Daniel Vettori 18.75 2007–2011
31 Brendon McCullum 35.48 2013–2016
30 Geoff Howarth 36.66 1980–1985
19 Graham Dowling 21.05 1968–1972
18 Ken Rutherford 11.11 1993–1995
17 Bevan Congdon 5.88 1972–1975
16 Martin Crowe 12.50 1990–1993
15 Jeremy Coney 33.33 1984–1987

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Partnership records[edit]

Highest wicket partnerships[edit]

Partnership Runs Players Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
1st wicket 387 Glenn Turner & Terry Jarvis  West Indies Guyana Georgetown 1972
2nd wicket 297 Brendon McCullum & Kane Williamsondouble-dagger  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 2014
3rd wicket 467 Andrew Jones & Martin Crowe  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 31 January 1991 Scorecard
4th wicket 271 Ross Taylordouble-dagger & Jesse Ryder  India New Zealand Napier 2009
5th wicket 222 Nathan Astle & Craig McMillan  Zimbabwe New Zealand Wellington 2000
6th wicket 365* Kane Williamsondouble-dagger & BJ Watlingdouble-dagger  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 2015
7th wicket 225 Chris Cairns & Jacob Oram  South Africa New Zealand Auckland 2004
8th wicket 256 Stephen Fleming & James Franklin  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 2006
9th wicket 136 Ian Smith & Martin Snedden  India New Zealand Auckland 1990
10th wicket 151 Brian Hastings & Richard Collinge  Pakistan New Zealand Auckland 1973

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

Highest partnerships (any wicket)[edit]

Runs Partnership Players Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
467 3rd wicket Andrew Jones & Martin Crowe  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 31 January 1991 Scorecard
387 1st wicket Glenn Turner & Terry Jarvis  West Indies Guyana Georgetown 1972
365* 6th wicket Kane Williamsondouble-dagger & BJ Watlingdouble-dagger  Sri Lanka New Zealand Wellington 2015
352 6th wicket Brendon McCullum & BJ Watlingdouble-dagger  India New Zealand Wellington 2015
339 6th wicket Martin Guptilldouble-dagger & Brendon McCullum  Bangladesh New Zealand Hamilton 2010
297 2nd wicket Brendon McCullum & Kane Williamsondouble-dagger  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah 2014
276 1st wicket Stewie Dempster & Jackie Mills  England New Zealand Wellington 1930
271 4th wicket Ross Taylordouble-dagger & Jesse Ryder  India New Zealand Napier 2009
262 3rd wicket Kane Williamsondouble-dagger & Ross Taylordouble-dagger  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo 2012
256 8th wicket Stephen Fleming & James Franklin  South Africa South Africa Cape Town 2006

Source: Cricinfo. Last updated: 27 September 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]