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|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 8, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 11, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1961/62 - 1980/81|
|List A span||1971/72 - 1980/81|
The oldest of Walter Hadlee's cricket playing sons - and unlike his two brothers, a batsman rather than bowler - international recognition came late to Barry Hadlee who was 33 when he made the first of his two ODI appearances against England in 1974-75. What made his call-up more surprising was that he had played only one one-day game in the previous three years and in that had been run-out for 0. He was included in New Zealand's squad for the inaugural World Cup in 1975 but made only one outing, although in both ODIs he played with both his brothers. His career as an opener with Canterbury lasted almost two decades but it was only in the twilight years that he really found consistency. In four of his last six seasons his average topped 40, and his career best of 163* came in his final season.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.