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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 world's 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.
 

Test

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tie

NR

Australia

57

8

31

0

18

Bangladesh

13

10

0

0

3

England

101

9

48

0

44

India

57

10

21

0

26

Pakistan

55

10

24

0

21

South Africa

45

4

25

0

16

Sri Lanka

32

14

8

0

10

West Indies

45

13

13

0

19

Zimbabwe

17

11

0

0

6

ODI

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tie

NR

Afghanistan

1

1

0

0

0

Australia

136

39

90

0

7

Bangladesh

31

21

10

0

0

Canada

3

3

0

0

0

East Africa

1

1

0

0

0

England

84

41

37

2

4

India

98

43

49

1

5

Ireland

4

4

0

0

0

Kenya

2

2

0

0

0

Netherlands

1

1

0

0

0

Pakistan

98

42

53

1

2

Scotland

3

3

0

0

0

South Africa

70

24

41

0

5

Sri Lanka

95

45

41

1

8

United Arab Emirates

1

1

0

0

0

USA

1

1

0

0

0

West Indies

61

24

30

0

7

Zimbabwe

38

27

9

1

1

T20

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tie

NR

Australia

6

1

4

1

0

Bangladesh

7

7

0

0

0

England

14

4

9

0

1

India

5

5

0

0

0

Ireland

1

1

0

0

0

Kenya

1

1

0

0

0

Netherlands

1

1

0

0

0

Pakistan

15

7

8

0

0

Scotland

1

1

0

0

0

South Africa

15

4

11

0

0

Sri Lanka

15

7

6

1

1

West Indies

10

4

3

3

0

Zimbabwe

6

6

0

0

0

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