Mark Craig

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Mark Craig
Personal information
Full name Mark Donald Craig
Born (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 30)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Bowling all-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 265) 8 June 2014 v West Indies
Last Test 22 September 2016 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–present Otago
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 15 51 19 16
Runs scored 589 1,632 273 15
Batting average 36.81 26.32 24.81 7.50
100s/50s 0/3 1/8 0/0 0/0
Top score 67 104 46 7
Balls bowled 3,669 9,452 796 228
Wickets 50 129 15 7
Bowling average 46.52 43.15 45.86 45.57
5 wickets in innings 1 5 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 1 0 n/a
Best bowling 7/94 7/94 3/6 3/29
Catches/stumpings 14/– 44/– 10/– 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2017

Mark Donald Craig (born 23 March 1987) is a New Zealand Test cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Otago. A spin bowler, he bowls right-arm off spin, and bats left-handed. He fields predominantly at second-slip.

International career[edit]

Craig made his Test cricket debut for New Zealand against the West Indies in June 2014, winning the man of the match award for match bowling figures of 8 for 188. Craig has also shown the ability to bat in tight situations for his team,with his high score of 67 coming in a 4-hour stand with BJ Watling.[1] Craig became the first cricketer in Test cricket to hit his first ball faced for six with the bat.[2] He was also the fourth batsman in Test cricket to get off the mark by scoring a six and the first New Zealand player to achieve this milestone.[3][4] Craig also spent two seasons in the UK playing for Coombs Wood Cricket Club in the Worcestershire League in 2005/06.[5]

Bowling records[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year Result
1 7/94 6  Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah UAE 2014 Won

Test 10 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year Result
1 10/203 6  Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah UAE 2014 Won

International awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Series Performance Result
1 West Indies in New Zealand 2013/14 1st innings: DNB; 24–3–91–4;
2nd innings: 7* (4 balls; 1×6); 15–2–97–4;
 New Zealand won by 186 runs.[6]
2 New Zealand vs Pakistan in UAE 2014/15 1st innings: 27.4–5–94–7; 65 (85 balls; 2×4, 3x6);
2nd innings: 20.3–2–109–3
 New Zealand won by an innings and 80 runs.[7]

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