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The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played its first Test in 1929-30 against England. However, it was only in the 1955-56 season that the team won its first Test against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. Pakistan was its first ODI opponent in a match played at Christchurch in the 1972-73 season. The Kiwis, as the team members are also referred to, have produced some top-class international cricketers. Foremost among them is Sir Richard Hadlee, one of New Zealand’s and the worlds best all-rounders. He took the then world record for most Test wickets (374) against India at Bangalore in 1988. He lost the record to Kapil Dev eventually and of course, other bowlers who have surpassed them by now. Hadlee was the first bowler to reach 400 Test wickets again versus India at Christchurch in 1990. Martin Crowe, John Reid, Chris Cairns, Adam Parore, Craig McMillan, John Wright, Ken Rutherford and a host of others have notably served New Zealand cricket over the years.

Stephen Fleming is one name that stands out when it comes to the most successful captains of New Zealand. He has led the team to 28 Test victories, more than twice as many as any other captain. Replacing him was Daniel Vettori, whose name has been synonymous with New Zealand Cricket for a long time. The team has been quite unlucky with regard to its World Cup campaigns. They have made it to the semi-finals six times in World Cups but have failed to qualify further each time.
 

Records
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 52 8 27 0 17
Zimbabwe 15 9 0 0 6
Bangladesh 11 8 0 0 3
England 99 8 47 0 44
India 54 10 18 0 26
Pakistan 50 7 23 0 20
South Africa 40 4 23 0 13
Sri Lanka 28 10 8 0 10
West Indies 45 13 13 0 19
all 394 77 159 0 158
New Zealand Test Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Martin Crowe - 188
Best Bowling Richard Hadlee -  9/52
Prolific Batsman John Wright - Total: 1277 runs in 19 matches
Prolific Bowler Richard Hadlee - Total: 130 wickets in 23 matches
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 5 0 4 1 0
Zimbabwe 5 5 0 0 0
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0
Kenya 1 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 0
England 12 4 7 0 1
India 4 4 0 0 0
Pakistan 9 3 6 0 0
South Africa 12 3 9 0 0
Sri Lanka 13 5 6 1 1
West Indies 10 4 3 3 0
all 77 35 35 5 2
New Zealand T20I Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Brendon McCullum - 116
Best Bowling Kyle Mills -  3/44
Prolific Batsman Brendon McCullum - Total: 228 runs in 5 matches
Prolific Bowler Shane Bond - Total: 3 wickets in 2 matches
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