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Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 27 years 341 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Otago, Otago A

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Mark Donald Craig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 12 4 318 67 39.75 650 48.92 0 2 29 6 8 0
First-class 37 52 6 1247 104 27.10 2398 52.00 1 7 152 18 36 0
List A 10 8 2 135 44* 22.50 180 75.00 0 0 7 1 5 0
Twenty20 16 4 2 15 7 7.50 14 107.14 0 0 2 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 16 1940 1227 31 7/94 10/203 39.58 3.79 62.5 3 1 1
First-class 37 67 6434 3735 89 7/94 10/203 41.96 3.48 72.2 3 3 1
List A 10 8 388 371 9 3/6 3/6 41.22 5.73 43.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 16 16 228 319 7 3/29 3/29 45.57 8.39 32.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8-11, 2014 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Feb 16-19, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Central Districts v Otago at New Plymouth, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/85, 6, 1/51 Otago v Wellington Wellington 16 Feb 2015 FC
1/30 Otago v Central D Invercargill 6 Feb 2015 FC
1/50, 44* Otago v Central D New Plymouth 28 Jan 2015 LA
0/44, 26* Otago v Northern D Queenstown 24 Jan 2015 LA
- Otago v Canterbury Rangiora 21 Jan 2015 LA
4, 0/74 Otago v Central D Dunedin 18 Jan 2015 LA
- Otago v Canterbury Dunedin 14 Jan 2015 LA
1/53, 6 Otago v Wellington Wellington 10 Jan 2015 LA
7, 1/55, 4/53 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
12*, 0/5, 1/83 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
Profile

An offspinner whose cricket career was initially blighted by chronic fatigue syndrome, Mark Craig was a surprise inclusion for New Zealand's Test tour of the West Indies in 2014 when Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel were both unavailable. However, he justified that inclusion immediately, taking 8 for 188 in his debut Test, in Jamaica, and spinning New Zealand to only their second Test win in the Caribbean. His figures were the best by a New Zealand bowler on debut, and he became only the third player from the country - after Stephen Fleming and Mathew Sinclair - to win a Man-of-the-Match award on Test debut.

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Jan 7, 2015

Mark Craig celebrates a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, January 7, 2015

Mark Craig celebrates a wicket

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Jan 6, 2015

Mark Craig struck with his second delivery, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day, January 6, 2015

Mark Craig struck with his second delivery

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Dec 28, 2014

Mark Craig won an appeal for lbw but it was overturned by DRS, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, December 28, 2014

Mark Craig won an appeal for lbw but it was overturned by DRS

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Results
Khulna Div v Rajshahi Div at Dhaka - Apr 26-28, 2012
Rajshahi Div won by 9 wickets
Khulna Div v Dhaka Metro at Fatullah - Apr 20-24, 2012
Match drawn
Sylhet Div v Rajshahi Div at Dhaka - Apr 20-24, 2012
Rajshahi Div won by 119 runs
Barisal v Dhaka at Dhaka - Feb 29, 2012
Dhaka won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Khulna at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Dhaka won by 9 runs
Barisal v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Barisal won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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