Matthew Hart

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Matthew Hart
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Norman Hart
Born16 May 1972 (1972-05-16) (age 47)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  187)17 February 1994 v  Pakistan
Last Test8 November 1995 v  India
ODI debut (cap  87)13 March 1994 v  Pakistan
Last ODI9 June 2002 v  West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored353614,4182,050
Batting average 17.647.6225.5320.91
Top score4516201* 100
Balls bowled3,08657216,4174,965
Wickets 2913212116
Bowling average 49.5828.6935.0127.28
5 wickets in innings 1171
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling5/775/226/735/22
Catches/stumpings 9/–7/–109/–69/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Matthew Norman Hart (born 16 May 1972) is a former New Zealand cricketer. Hart, a left-arm orthodox spinner, played in 14 Tests between 1994 and 1996, claiming 29 wickets including one five-wicket haul against South Africa.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Test cricket the longest form of the sport of cricket; so called due to its long, grueling nature

Test cricket is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest duration, and is considered the game's highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined and conferred by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The term Test stems from the fact of the form's long, gruelling matches being both mentally and physically testing. Two teams of 11 players each play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of a team's endurance and ability.

He also appeared in 13 ODIs, claiming 13 wickets, including a then-record haul by a New Zealander in One Day Internationals, claiming 5/22 against the West Indies in 1994. His international career lasted from 1994 to 2002, eventually losing his place in the team to Daniel Vettori. Hart retired from cricket in 2005 at the age of 33, citing a loss of enthusiasm for the game. [1]

One Day International form of limited overs cricket; each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually 50

A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually 50. The Cricket World Cup is played in this format, which is generally held every four years. One Day International matches are also called Limited Overs Internationals (LOI), although this generic term may also refer to Twenty20 International matches. They are major matches and considered the highest standard of List A, limited overs competition.

West Indies cricket team sports team

The West Indies cricket team is a multi-national cricket team representing the Anglophone Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean territories, which are parts of several different countries and dependencies. As of 24 June 2018, the West Indian cricket team is ranked ninth in the world in Tests, ninth in ODIs and seventh in T20Is in the official ICC rankings.

Daniel Vettori New Zealand cricketer

Daniel Luca Vettori, ONZM is a New Zealand former cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats and a former captain in all formats. He is the 200th Test cap for New Zealand.

His brother, Robbie, also played cricket as a wicket-keeper for Northern Districts Knights and New Zealand.

Robert Garry "Robbie" Hart is a New Zealand cricketer. He was the first choice Test wicket-keeper for the New Zealand cricket team after the retirement of Adam Parore.

New Zealand national cricket team sports team

The New Zealand national cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. From 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first Test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.

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