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Stephen Fleming      

Full name Stephen Paul Fleming

Born April 1, 1973, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 41 years 264 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Wellington, Yorkshire

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Stephen Paul Fleming
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 111 189 10 7172 274* 40.06 15652 45.82 9 46 917 26 171 0
ODIs 280 269 21 8037 134* 32.40 11242 71.49 8 49 823 63 133 0
T20Is 5 5 0 110 38 22.00 85 129.41 0 0 20 0 2 0
First-class 247 406 32 16409 274* 43.87 35 93 340 0
List A 460 437 38 14019 139* 35.13 22 86 225 0
Twenty20 53 53 3 1157 64* 23.14 949 121.91 0 6 156 22 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 111 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 280 3 29 28 1 1/8 1/8 28.00 5.79 29.0 0 0 0
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 247 102 129 0 - - - 7.58 - 0 0 0
List A 460 35 31 2 1/3 1/3 15.50 5.31 17.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Mar 19-23, 1994 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v India at Napier, Mar 25, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston, Apr 24, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Wellington v Canterbury at Wellington, Feb 20, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northern Districts v Wellington at Mt Maunganui, Feb 22, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13, 1/16 Cant Inv XI v Well Legn XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
10 NZ Masters v Aus Masters Hamilton 24 Feb 2011 Other T20
46* Wellington v Northern D Mt Maunganui 22 Feb 2009 T20
57 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 18 Feb 2009 T20
13 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 15 Feb 2009 T20
0 Wellington v Canterbury Christchurch 13 Feb 2009 T20
28 Wellington v Northern D Wellington 8 Feb 2009 T20
0 Wellington v Otago Wellington 6 Feb 2009 T20
1 Wellington v Central D Napier 4 Feb 2009 T20
0c/0s All Stars v India Kowloon 9 Nov 2008 Other OD
Profile

Graceful and determined, Stephen Fleming will go down as his country's most successful captain and one of their best batsman after an international career that spanned 15 years. He owns a series of records, including the first New Zealander to pass 7000 Test runs, a landmark reached during his final series against England in 2008. During his last innings, in Napier, he did just enough to lift his career average over 40. Nine Test centuries is a poor return for such a talent, but Fleming was worth more than his statistics.

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Timeline
    • January 20, 1992
      Start as you don't mean to go
      • Makes his first-class debut in Hamilton, playing for Canterbury against Northern Districts, at the age of 18. Is promptly removed by Richard de Groen for nought.
    • March 19, 1994
      Hamilton is nicer this time
      • Gives a glimpse of his talent on Test debut, against India, scoring 92 in the second innings and earning the Man-of-the-Match award. Follows this just days later with 90 on his one-day international debut in Napier.
    • 1995
      Grass is greener
      • Is caught by team management and admits to smoking marijuana on tour in South Africa, for which he is later fined $175.
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Best Performances
    • 106 not out v West Indies, Port-of-Spain, 1995-96
      • Fleming, 22, is at the centre of a day of firsts for New Zealand. West Indies set the visitors a gettable target of 239, and when New Zealand fall to 71 for 4 somebody has to step up. Fleming does, pacing his innings beautifully against an attack boasting Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Ian Bishop, finishing unbeaten on 106 and striking the winning runs with one ball to spare. It is his first ODI century, the first by a New Zealander against West Indies, and New Zealand's first ODI win in the Caribbean.
    • 116 not out v Australia, Melbourne, 1997-98
      • Another New Zealand chase, another superbly paced Fleming century. New Zealand's only win on this tour of Australia comes as they overhaul the hosts' 251 at the MCG. An under-strength Australia attack still manages to have New Zealand at 42 for 3 and by that stage the bookmakers have the visitors at 20 to 1. Things don't improved much as they stroll past 100 in the 30th over, but Fleming gradually eats away at the target - he only hits eight fours in the innings - and finishes unbeaten on 116. It is one of many big knocks Fleming would play in come-from-behind victories.
    • 78 and 174 not out v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1998
      • Before the match, Fleming has been continuously accused of lacking concentration as he tries to build big scores. That trend looks set to continue when he absentmindedly strolls to the crease without his box and has to rush back to retrieve it. A lazy shot brings his dismissal for 78, but in the second innings he displays a rarely-seen resolve, batting for nearly eight hours and setting up a 167-run victory. It is Fleming's second Test century, and New Zealand hope it would be his career's turning point. As it turns out, Fleming doesn't reach triple-figures again in a Test for nearly four years.
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Jul 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat at the unveiling of the 2015 World Cup groups, Wellington, July 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat

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Apr 16, 2009

MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming chat during a Chennai Super Kings training session, Cape Town, April 16, 2009

MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming chat during a Chennai Super Kings training session

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Apr 16, 2009

Stephen Fleming during a Chennai Super Kings practice session, Cape Town, April 16, 2009

Stephen Fleming during a Chennai Super Kings practice session

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