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Andrew Hudson      

Full name Andrew Charles Hudson

Born March 17, 1965, Eshowe, Natal (Zululand)

Current age 49 years 189 days

Major teams South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Andrew Charles Hudson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 35 63 3 2007 163 33.45 5129 39.13 4 13 254 5 36 0
ODIs 89 88 1 2559 161 29.41 3960 64.62 2 18 278 15 18 0
First-class 151 270 20 9156 206 36.62 20 47 140 0
List A 206 204 7 5884 161 29.86 4 41 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 89 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 151 24 5 0 - - - 1.25 - 0 0 0
List A 206 24 16 1 1/10 1/10 16.00 4.00 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 8, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-2001
List A span 1985-2001
Profile

Andrew Hudson will always be remembered for his monumental nine-hour 163 on debut, in South Africa's first Test back, against Ambrose, Patterson and friends in Barbados in 1991-92. He was the first South African to make a century on debut, a feat that was not emulated until Jacques Rudolph scored 222 not out against a rather friendlier Bangladeshi attack in April 2003. A devout Christian, a thoroughly decent bloke and a Prince Charles lookalike, Hudson was on the wrong end of an infamously maniacal send-off from Shane Warne at Johannesburg in 1993-94. His average, above 40 for a long while, slipped steadily and was as low as 33 when he played his last Test, against Pakistan in 1997-98. He tended to thrive when the going got tough, most notably with an outstanding 80 when South Africa were put in by India on a juicy Durban track in 1996-97. Nobody else passed 35, and Hudson's 80 was more than the whole Indian team got in their second innings.
Rob Smyth

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Jul 19, 2013

Andrew Hudson inspects the pitch, Chennai, March 5, 2011

Andrew Hudson inspects the pitch

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Jul 18, 2013

Andrew Hudson addresses the media, July 2013

Andrew Hudson addresses the media

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Jul 17, 2013

Andrew Hudson, convener of South Africa's selection committee, talks to the media, July 2013

Andrew Hudson, convener of South Africa's selection committee, talks to the media

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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