|Test debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 30-Nov 4, 1976 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Nov 18-23, 1976 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Pakistan v New Zealand at Sialkot, Oct 16, 1976 scorecard|
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1973/74 - 1978/79|
A right-hand batsman, Parker was picked for the gruelling tour of Pakistan and India in 1976-77, winning his first cap in the third Test at Karachi (John, his younger brother, was New Zealand's captain). Opening the innings, he scored 40, but failed to make any impression in his remaining two outings.
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
Returning to Test cricket after a long layoff, Mohammed Shami ran up with noticeably shorter strides and dismantled West Indies' top order with pace and bounce
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
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Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side