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The wickets continued to come — 9 against West Indies at Christchurch and 10 against Australia at Melbourne in the Boxing Day match of 1987. It was also the first New Zealand victory in five years. He was born on 3 July 1951 at St Albans, Christchurch. In the match, he had been included at the last moment as the fourth seamer. In a home series against India in 1989/90, Hadlee become the first bowler in history to take 400 test wickets when he dismissed Sanjay Manjrekar in the second innings of the first test on his home ground in Christchurch, while a group of Old Boys from his former school sang their school song. At an awards dinner at the end of the season, Australian commentator Richie Benaud, upon seeing Hadlee hobble up to the stage on crutches, said later that he thought Hadlee "would never play cricket again.". Among them, Border at Wellington was his 300th. For the most part, his visage would not betray feelings. [11] In total, Richard Hadlee received thirteen votes from the 100 electors, coming the equal tenth as player of the century. He writes about the history and the romance of the game, punctuated often by opinions about modern day cricket, while his post-graduate degree in statistics peeps through in occasional analytical pieces. The word calculating is not used lightly here. New Zealand celebrated in rare style. A wicket in that over would have given New Zealand victory, and Hadlee a world record 374th test wicket, breaking current holder Ian Botham's record. In the two series he had accounted for 49 Australian wickets, while at the same time scoring 216 runs at 36. The runs component of the double included Hadlee's highest first class score, 210* in a victory over Middlesex at Lord's. The terrorist bomb responsible for killing 113 civilians was planted by the Tamil Tigers separatist movement and was not thought to be directed at the touring New Zealand cricket team. A painful elbow caused him to retire hurt at the break, and the contest was postponed to the following day. But his … Wickets in Test cricket continued to be captured by the bushel. The ball whistled past the bat and crashed into the off-stump. For all his commendable work, his greatest contribution to New Zealand cricket is generally considered to be siring five sons of cricketing talent, three of whom played for the national team and one who rose above all other cricketers  ever produced by the tiny nation. In December 2002, … But, at the same time, there were periods of failure. He finished his career scoring 15 Test fifties and two Test centuries, while for Nottinghamshire in 1984, 1986 and 1987 he averaged over 50 (only W.G. Richard Hadlee, born July 3, 1951, was one of the greatest fast bowlers the world has ever seen, one of the best all-rounders of his era and the cricketer who single-handedly converted New Zealand from a bunch of faceless amateurs to a world class fighting unit. While his bowling was a sophisticated science, his batting was the picture of simplicity. On return to his country after the 1978 summer, Hadlee was courted by Kerry Packer’s men to turn out for the World XI against Australia. In away venues he reaped richer rewards, with 230 scalps at 21.72. Hadlee scored 99 from 81 balls before taking 8 for 44 in the match. But, by this time such sparks of brilliance had become mundane, a normal day at the office for this great athlete. On these tracks, the great Kapil Dev had managed just 38 wickets in the last 19 Tests across four years at an average of over 40. Due to the enormous stress Hadlee was under, in 1983 he experienced mental health problems. The elusive wicket would not only have got New Zealand the victory, but would also have taken Hadlee past Botham’s 373. During that series Hadlee breached the defence of Sanjay Manjrekar to become the first bowler in the history of Test cricket to capture 400 wickets. Vengsarkar was committed into his favourite on-drive. Richard and his wife, Karen (batswoman and medium-pace bowler for New Zealand on two tours to India), shared a house with Sue and Clive Rice not far from Trent Bridge: all four went on holiday together to Spain … He broke the Test-wicket […] After he retired, soon after being knighted, in 1990, Wisden carried this tribute. He accounted for 36% of the opposition wickets to fall in all Tests, and almost 41% in the victories. In the second test a 10 wicket haul helped New Zealand to a rare test win in India, although the series was eventually lost 2–1. I will cite the bare facts." There was plenty of fire in the belly, and also a bug that tormented his stomach. He broke the Test-wicket taking record with his 374th wicket on 12 November 1988 in Bangalore, India. In the first test of the return series in New Zealand, Hadlee took his 300th test wicket by trapping Australian captain Allan Border LBW. But, in retrospect, the 71 runs on the first day was probably the last time one saw a commanding Vengsarkar in a Test. He had considered Dennis Lillee for his selection, but found Richard's test match performance put him marginally ahead. The simmering feelings were mostly kept under the façade of equanimity, being launched on to the world only through his diabolical deliveries and often through the squatting, almost Buddha like, posture for appeal with the two index fingers theatrically raised. Such degrees of commitment implied that criticism cut him to the quick, but most often he dealt with it silently.. With time, his stress would often make mountains of proverbial molehills. He ended the series with 18 wickets at 14. 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