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Career

Along with Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan, Sir Richard Hadlee was one of the top 4 all rounders of the 1980's.

Bowling Statistics:


Matches
Balls Bowled
Runs Conceded
Maidens
Wickets
Average
Best Bowling
5 wkts in an innings
10 wkts in a matchRuns per over
Test

86

21918

9611

806

431

22.29

9.52

36

9

2.63
ODI

115

6182

3407

185

158

21.56

5.25

5

0

3.30
1st Class

342

67517

26998

2827

1490

18.11

9.52

102

18

2.39

Batting Statistics:


Innings
Not Out
Highest Score
Runs
Average
50's
100's
Catches
Test

134

19

157*

3124

27.16

15

2

38

ODI

98

17

79

1751

21.61

4

0

27

1st Class

473

93

210*

12052

31.71

59

14

198




Career Highlights:

First Test Wicket:

Asif Iqbal
caught & bowled Hadlee for 39
NZ v Pakistan
Wellington, 2/2/1973.


World Record Wicket (374):

Arun Lal
caught Kuggeleijn bowled Hadlee for 6
NZ v India
Bangalore, India, 12/11/1988.

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400th Test Wicket:

(First bowler to reach 400 wickets)
Sanjay Manjrekar
bowled Hadlee for 4
NZ v India
Lancaster Park, Christchurch, 4/2/1990.

Last Ball Bowled in Test Cricket:

Devon Malcolm
LBW Hadlee for 0
NZ v England
Edgbaston, Birmingham, 9/7/1990.

"Devon faced six balls in that match - I bowled all six balls to him and got him out twice for a pair of ducks. After the match, Devon came into the NZ dressing and asked me to sign his run chart!"


The Double:

Achieved the coveted double in English County Cricket
1984,100 first class wickets (117 @ 14.06) &
1000 first class runs (1179 @ 51.26).

Highest Score:

210* (356 mins, 261 balls, 24 fours, 1 six)
Nottinghamshire v Middlesex
Lords, August 11th-12th, 1984.


100th x 5 Wickets in an Innings:

NZ v Australia
Basin Reserve, Wellington, 1990.


Most Wickets in a Match:

15/123
NZ v Australia
The Gabba, Brisbane, November 8th-12th, 1985.


Best Bowling:

9/52
NZ v Australia
The Gabba, Brisbane, November 8th-9th, 1985.
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Test Wins:

Played in 22 test match victories.


Miscellaneous Facts:

Best 30 tests took 179 wickets

Captured 76 wickets at Lancaster Park, Christchurch (only Dennis Lillee of Australia with 82 test wickets at the MCG, Melbourne, captured more wickets on one ground).

Scored 103 vs. West Indies at Lancaster Park in 1980 - the 20th fastest test century.

NZ's first test win over England in 1978 at the Basin Reserve, Wellington took 47 years and 48 tests to achieve.

Scored 61 per 100 balls faced - the 10th fastest batsman of the last 25 years.

In major innings of 50 or more, 80 runs per 100 balls were scored.

In the History of Test Cricket:

Sir Richard had the following ratings:

Ranked by Wisden in the top 10 greatest cricketers of the 20th century.

Ranked 3rd highest bowler of all time behind S.F. Barnes and Bill O'Reilly.

Ranked 4th greatest player (6.47) behind Sir Donald Bradman (8.63), Sir Garfield Sobers (7.00) and Imran Khan (6.70) by a statistical equation.

Ranked 11th bowler for the most wickets per test (5.01).

Rated the world's no. 1 bowler in 1984, 1987, 1990.

One Day cricket:

Ranked as the 3rd greatest one-day player of all time behind Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies) and Imran Khan (Pakistan). The 'Impact Index'guages theperformance of a player in a specific match and determines his contribution with bat, ball and in the field.Comparisons with other player's performances in that match are taken into consideration when rating a player. Other players to rate in the top 10 are: Adam Gilchrist (Australia), Ian Botham (England), Hansie Cronje (South Africa), (Andrew Flintoff (England), Jaques Kallis (South Africa), Kapil Dev (India) and Carl Hooper (West Indies).