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Mark Craig      

Full name Mark Donald Craig

Born March 23, 1987, Auckland

Current age 27 years 281 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Otago, Otago A

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Mark Donald Craig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 11 4 311 67 44.42 630 49.36 0 2 28 6 7 0
First-class 34 50 6 1234 104 28.04 2367 52.13 1 7 150 18 32 0
List A 4 4 0 55 22 13.75 72 76.38 0 0 3 1 2 0
Twenty20 16 4 2 15 7 7.50 14 107.14 0 0 2 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 14 1729 1119 26 7/94 10/203 43.03 3.88 66.5 2 1 1
First-class 34 62 5912 3461 79 7/94 10/203 43.81 3.51 74.8 2 3 1
List A 4 4 148 150 7 3/6 3/6 21.42 6.08 21.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 16 16 228 319 7 3/29 3/29 45.57 8.39 32.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Jun 8-11, 2014 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-29, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Feb 24-27, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-29, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Mount Maunganui, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Kent v New Zealand A at Canterbury, Aug 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Feb 4, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12*, 0/5, 1/83 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
65, 1/32, 21, 2/74 Otago v Canterbury Rangiora 18 Dec 2014 FC
1/57, 9, 1/105, 104 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 11 Dec 2014 FC
7/94, 65, 3/109 New Zealand v Pakistan Sharjah 26 Nov 2014 Test # 2147
43, 1/117, 34, 2/66 New Zealand v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Nov 2014 Test # 2146
0/126, 1, 0/29, 28 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 9 Nov 2014 Test # 2144
1/68, 0, 1/22 N Zealanders v Pakistan A Sharjah 3 Nov 2014 Other
50, 2/98, 0 Otago v Central D Napier 26 Oct 2014 FC
0/3, 28, 1/24, 12 NZ A v Surrey The Oval 31 Aug 2014 FC
13, 3/6 NZ A v Kent Canterbury 27 Aug 2014 LA
Profile

An offspinner whose cricket career was initially blighted by chronic fatigue syndrome, Mark Craig was a surprise inclusion for New Zealand's Test tour of the West Indies in 2014 when Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel were both unavailable. However, he justified that inclusion immediately, taking 8 for 188 in his debut Test, in Jamaica, and spinning New Zealand to only their second Test win in the Caribbean. His figures were the best by a New Zealand bowler on debut, and he became only the third player from the country - after Stephen Fleming and Mathew Sinclair - to win a Man-of-the-Match award on Test debut.

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Dec 28, 2014

Mark Craig won an appeal for lbw but it was overturned by DRS, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, December 28, 2014

Mark Craig won an appeal for lbw but it was overturned by DRS

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Nov 30, 2014

Mark Craig celebrates a wicket, Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day, November 30, 2014

Mark Craig celebrates a wicket

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Nov 28, 2014

Daniel Vettori congratulates Mark Craig at the end of the innings, Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day, November 28, 2014

Daniel Vettori congratulates Mark Craig at the end of the innings

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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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