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List of international cricket centuries at McLean Park

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McLean Park from aerial view

McLean Park is a sports ground in Napier, New Zealand, it has a capacity of 19,700. The ground have been hosted Test cricket since its first match in 1979 when New Zealand played Pakistan.[1] 10 Test matches have been played at the ground[2] along with 42 One Day Internationals (ODIs), the first of which was in 1983 when New Zealand played Sri Lanka.[3]

Pakistani batsman Asif Iqbal became the first man to score a Test century at McLean Park when he made 104 against New Zealand in 1979. Jesse Ryder's score of 201, made against India in 2009, remains the highest score seen at the ground, which is the only double century at the venue. There are 23 test centuries have been scored at the ground.[4]

Twenty ODI centuries have been scored at McLean Park, the first by Englishman Chris Broad who scored 106 from 140 deliveries against New Zealand in 1988. The highest score achieved at the ground is 141 not out made by Australian maestro Ricky Ponting against England in 2005.[5]

Ross Taylor has scored 2 Test and 3 ODI centuries at McLean Park, which is highest by a player at the venue.

Key[edit]

  • * denotes that the batsman was not out.
  • Inns. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • Balls denotes the number of balls faced in an innings.
  • NR denotes that the number of balls was not recorded.
  • Parentheses next to the player's score denotes his century number at McLean Park.
  • The column title Date refers to the date the match started.
  • The column title Result refers to whether the player's team won

Test centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the Test centuries scored at McLean Park.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 104 Asif Iqbal  Pakistan NR 1  New Zealand 16 February 1979 Drawn
2 114 Geoff Howarth  New Zealand NR 2  Pakistan 16 February 1979 Drawn
3 119* Majid Khan  Pakistan NR 3  New Zealand 16 February 1979 Drawn
4 113* John Wright  New Zealand 208 2  India 9 February 1990 Drawn
5 160 Hamish Marshall  New Zealand 250 1  Sri Lanka 4 April 2005 Drawn
6 114 Nathan Astle  New Zealand 203 1  Sri Lanka 4 April 2005 Drawn
7 127 Marvan Atapattu  Sri Lanka 244 2  New Zealand 4 April 2005 Drawn
8 108 Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka 243 2  New Zealand 4 April 2005 Drawn
9 129 Kevin Pietersen  England 208 1  New Zealand 22 March 2008 Won
10 177 Andrew Strauss  England 343 3  New Zealand 22 March 2008 Won
11 110 Ian Bell  England 167 3  New Zealand 22 March 2008 Won
12 126* Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 282 1  New Zealand 19 December 2008 Drawn
13 136 Tim McIntosh  New Zealand 337 2  West Indies 19 December 2008 Drawn
14 197 Chris Gayle  West Indies 396 3  New Zealand 19 December 2008 Drawn
15 151 Ross Taylor (1/2)  New Zealand 204 1  India 26 March 2009 Drawn
16 201 Jesse Ryder  New Zealand 328 1  India 26 March 2009 Drawn
17 115 Brendon McCullum  New Zealand 140 1  India 26 March 2009 Drawn
18 137 Gautam Gambhir  India 436 3  New Zealand 26 March 2009 Drawn
19 124* VVS Laxman  India 212 3  New Zealand 26 March 2009 Drawn
20 117* Imran Farhat  Pakistan 169 1  New Zealand 11 December 2009 Drawn
21 134 Daniel Vettori  New Zealand 186 2  Pakistan 11 December 2009 Drawn
22 122* Ross Taylor (2/2)  New Zealand 201 1  Zimbabwe 26 January 2012 Won
23 102* BJ Watling  New Zealand 149 1  Zimbabwe 26 January 2012 Won

One Day International centuries[edit]

The following table summarises the One Day International centuries scored at McLean Park.

No. Score Player Team Balls Inns. Opposing team Date Result
1 106 Chris Broad  England 140 1  New Zealand 16 March 1988 Lost
2 101 John Wright  New Zealand 120 2  England 16 March 1988 Won
3 111* Stephen Fleming  New Zealand 137 2  Australia 12 February 1998 Won
4 104* Nathan Astle (1/2)  New Zealand 137 2  Zimbabwe 6 March 1998 Won
5 104 Nathan Astle (2/2)  New Zealand 128 1  Australia 1 March 2000 Lost
6 107 Michael Bevan  Australia 141 2  New Zealand 1 March 2000 Won
7 108 Virender Sehwag  India 119 2  New Zealand 29 December 2002 Lost
8 141* Ricky Ponting  Australia 127 1  New Zealand 5 March 2005 Won
9 112 Peter Fulton  New Zealand 131 2  Sri Lanka 8 January 2006 Lost
10 102 Lou Vincent  New Zealand 117 1  West Indies 1 March 2006 Won
11 110* Runako Morton  West Indies 155 2  New Zealand 1 March 2006 Lost
12 128* Ross Taylor (1/3)  New Zealand 133 1  Sri Lanka 28 December 2006 Lost
13 111 Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 82 2  New Zealand 28 December 2006 Won
14 139 Jamie How  New Zealand 116 2  England 20 February 2008 Tied
13 135 Chris Gayle  West Indies 129 1  New Zealand 13 January 2009 Lost
14 119 Brendon McCullum  New Zealand 88 1  Zimbabwe 9 February 2012 Won
15 100 Ross Taylor (2/3)  New Zealand 117 1  England 20 February 2013 Lost
16 123 Virat Kohli  India 111 2  New Zealand 19 January 2014 Lost
17 112 Kane Williamson  New Zealand 88 1  Pakistan 3 February 2015 Won
18 102* Ross Taylor (3/3)  New Zealand 70 1  Pakistan 3 February 2015 Won

References[edit]

  1. "McLean Park — Cricinfo profile". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. "McLean Park, Napier / Records / Test matches / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. "McLean Park, Napier / Records / One-Day Internationals / Match results". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  5. "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 26 December 2016.


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