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Full name Haidee Maree Tiffen
Born September 4, 1979, Timaru, Canterbury
Current age 34 years 309 days
Major teams Canterbury Women, New Zealand Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||India Women v New Zealand Women at Vapi, Nov 27-30, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v New Zealand Women at Scarborough, Aug 21-24, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Hamilton, Feb 17, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney, Mar 22, 2009 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|30||NZ Women||v Eng Women||Sydney||22 Mar 2009||WODI # 707|
|100||NZ Women||v Pak Women||Sydney||19 Mar 2009||WODI # 704|
|23||NZ Women||v India Women||Sydney||17 Mar 2009||WODI # 701|
|53||NZ Women||v Eng Women||Sydney||14 Mar 2009||WODI # 697|
|16||NZ Women||v SA Women||Bowral||12 Mar 2009||WODI # 694|
|57||NZ Women||v Aus Women||Sydney||8 Mar 2009||WODI # 685|
|0||NZ Women||v India Women||Sydney||4 Mar 2009||Other OD|
|33||NZ Women||v Pak Women||Sydney||3 Mar 2009||Other OD|
|-||NZ Women||v Aus Women||Sydney||15 Feb 2009||WT20I # 21|
|8||NZ Women||v Aus Women||Hamilton||8 Feb 2009||WODI # 680|
Haidee Tiffen was acknowledged as one of the best allrounders in the world. She made her debut for the White Ferns at the age of 19 against the visiting South African side in 1998-99, and further improved her cricket that winter at the New Zealand Cricket Academy intake. She also played domestic cricket in England.
Batting in the middle order, Tiffen typically built her innings by mixing outright attack with efficient run-accumulation. As a change bowler, she was a consistent performer, achieving good line and length at a lively medium-pace. Her running between the wickets was legendary, as was her skill in the field.
In 2006 she was one of the seven players to be shortlisted for the ICC's Women's Player of the Year Award, which was eventually won by Karen Rolton.
After being part of New Zealand's victorious World Cup campaign on home soil in 2000, Tiffen led her side to the 2009 final in Australia, where New Zealand lost to England by four wickets. She starred with the bat in the Super Six match against Pakistan, scoring her first century, to help her team win by 223 runs. She ended the tournament as the second highest run-scorer with 279 from six matches at 46.50. Tiffen announced her decision to retire from international cricket soon after the World Cup, saying it was the right time to move on to other aspects of her life.
She teaches physical education at Hillmorton High School, in Christchurch.
Although she played representative hockey and rugby, cricket is her passion. She was one of the first intake in the female academy in Lincoln and played two winters for Sussex.
Cricinfo staff March 2009
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