Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee claimed their last wicket as a pair in June 1990 when Smith caught England’s Alec Stewart at Nottingham. The wicket was the 43rd time that the duo had combined to remove an opposition batsman. That mark held off all challengers until January 2017, when Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque became Tim Southee and BJ Watling’s 44th victim. 

Check the list below to see which BLACKCAPS’ bowlers and fielders have benefited the most from playing alongside each other in Tests.

Caught ByBowled ByTotal
Catches as
Catches as
BJ WatlingTim Southee50482
Ian SmithRichard Hadlee4343-
BJ WatlingTrent Boult4242-
Brendon McCullumChris Martin42384
Adam ParoreChris Cairns3737-
BJ WatlingNeil Wagner36351
Ian SmithEwen Chatfield3535-
Adam ParoreDion Nash28271
Jeremy ConeyRichard Hadlee27-27
Warren LeesRichard Hadlee2424-
Stephen FlemingChris Cairns22-22
Brendon McCullumDaniel Vettori22202
Brendon McCullumIain O'Brien2222-
Ken WadsworthDayle Hadlee2020-
Ken WadsworthBruce Taylor2020-
Stephen FlemingChris Martin20-20
Ian SmithDanny Morrison1919-
Ross TaylorDaniel Vettori18-18
Stephen FlemingDaniel Vettori18-18
Ross TaylorTim Southee18-17

* Stats correct with England three down in their second innings of 2018’s BLACKCAPS v England Test at Hagley Oval.




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