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Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 27 years 246 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 5 9 3 234 67 39.00 511 45.79 0 1 26 3 3 0
First-class 30 44 5 958 93 24.56 1988 48.18 0 5 122 11 25 0
List A 4 4 0 55 22 13.75 72 76.38 0 0 3 1 2 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 5 10 1200 828 15 4/91 8/188 55.20 4.14 80.0 2 0 0
First-class 30 54 4975 2902 63 5/56 8/111 46.06 3.49 78.9 2 2 0
List A 4 4 148 150 7 3/6 3/6 21.42 6.08 21.1 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 Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 17-21, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 17-21, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Kent v New Zealand A at Canterbury, Aug 27, 2014 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
43, 1/117, 34, 2/66 New Zealand v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Nov 2014 Test # 2146
0/126, 1, 0/29, 28 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 9 Nov 2014 Test # 2144
1/68, 0, 1/22 N Zealanders v Pakistan A Sharjah 3 Nov 2014 Other
50, 2/98, 0 Otago v Central D Napier 26 Oct 2014 FC
0/3, 28, 1/24, 12 NZ A v Surrey The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
13, 3/6 NZ A v Kent Canterbury 27 Aug 2014 LA
0/20, 7, 2/85 Gloucs v Worcs Worcester 15 Aug 2014 FC
0, 5/104, 109, 1/37 Glouc 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Hove 11 Aug 2014 Other
46*, 1/90, 4*, 3/84 New Zealand v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Jun 2014 Test # 2127
4, 0/111, 67, 0/17 New Zealand v West Indies Port of Spain 16 Jun 2014 Test # 2125
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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Nov 21, 2014

Mark Craig tees off during his cameo, Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day, November 21, 2014

Mark Craig tees off during his cameo

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Nov 18, 2014

Mark Craig is congratulated after dismissing Taufeeq Umar, Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, November 18, 2014

Mark Craig is congratulated after dismissing Taufeeq Umar

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Nov 18, 2014

Zulfiqur Babar got rid of Mark Craig, Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 2nd day, November 18, 2014

Zulfiqur Babar got rid of Mark Craig

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Afghanistan v NZ A at Dubai (CA)
Nov 26, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
3rd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah
Nov 26-30, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
Canterbury v Auckland at Christchurch
Nov 27, 2014 (16:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
Central D v Otago at Napier
Nov 28, 2014 (19:10 local | 06:10 GMT | 01:10 EST | 00:10 CST | 22:10 PST)
Auckland v Canterbury at Napier
Nov 29, 2014 (15:50 local | 02:50 GMT | 21:50 EST | 20:50 CST | 18:50 PST)
Central D v Northern D at Napier
Nov 29, 2014 (19:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
Ireland v NZ A at Dubai (CA)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
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