The BLACKCAPS’ victory in the first Test of 2015-16’s series against Sri Lanka saw them record their 50th victory at home. From the first win over the West Indies in 1956 (New Zealand’s first Test win anywhere), through to the latest at Dunedin’s University Oval, here are the stats on those historic triumphs.


 

THE FIRST 50

OPPONENTMARGINVENUEYEAR
West Indies190 runsAuckland1956
India6 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1968
West Indies6 wicketsWellington1969
Australia5 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1974
IndiaInnings & 33 runsWellington1976
England72 runsWellington1978
West Indies1 wicketDunedin (Carisbrook)1980
India62 runsWellington1981
Australia5 wicketsAuckland1982
Sri LankaInnings & 25 runsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1983
Sri Lanka6 wicketsWellington1983
EnglandInnings & 132 runsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1984
PakistanInnings & 99 runsAuckland1985
Pakistan2 wicketsDunedin (Carisbrook)1985
Australia8 wicketsAuckland1986
West Indies5 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1987
India10 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1990
Australia9 wicketsWellington1990
Australia5 wicketsAuckland1993
Pakistan5 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)1994
Sri LankaInnings & 36 runsDunedin (Carisbrook)1997
Sri Lanka120 runsHamilton1997
Zimbabwe10 wicketsWellington1998
ZimbabweInnings & 13 runsAuckland1998
India4 wicketsWellington1998
West Indies9 wicketsHamilton1999
West IndiesInnings & 105 runsWellington1999
PakistanInnings & 185 runsHamilton2001
BangladeshInnings & 52 runsHamilton2001
BangladeshInnings & 74 runsWellington2001
England78 runsAuckland2002
India10 wicketsWellington2002
India4 wicketsHamilton2002
South Africa9 wicketsAuckland2004
Sri LankaInnings & 38 runsWellington2005
West Indies27 runsAuckland2006
West Indies10 wicketsWellington2006
Sri Lanka5 wicketsChristchurch (Lancaster Park)2006
Bangladesh9 wicketsDunedin (University Oval)2008
BangladeshInnings & 137 runsWellington2008
England189 runsHamilton2008
Pakistan32 runsDunedin (University Oval)2009
Bangladesh121 runsHamilton2010
ZimbabweInnings & 301 runsNapier2012
West IndiesInnings & 73 runsWellington2013
West Indies8 wicketsHamilton2013
India40 runsAuckland2014
Sri Lanka8 wicketsChristchurch (Hagley Oval)2014
Sri Lanka193 runsWellington2015
Sri Lanka122 runsDunedin (University Oval)2015

 

THE VENUES

VENUEWINSTESTSLOSSESDRAWS
Basin Reserve, Wellington16571823
Eden Park, Auckland10491524
Lancaster Park, Christchurch8401616
Seddon Park, Hamilton82066
Carisbrook, Dunedin31043
University Oval, Dunedin3700
Hagley Oval, Christchurch1100
McLean Park, Napier11027

 

THE LEADERS

CAPTAINWINS CAPTAINWINS
Stephen Fleming18JR Reid1
Geoff Howarth8Mark Burgess1
Brendon McCullum6Bevan Congdon1
Daniel Vettori5Glenn Turner1
Graham Dowling2Martin Crowe1
John Wright2Ross Taylor1
Jeremy Coney2TOTAL50

 

THE DEFEATED

OPPOSITIONWINS OPPOSITIONWINS
West Indies10Australia5
Sri Lanka9England4
India8Zimbabwe3
Pakistan5South Africa1
Bangladesh5TOTAL50

 

1 COMMENT

  1. […] When the BLACKCAPS took to the field at the Basin Reserve in 2017’s opening Test against Bangladesh, it marked the 200th occasion they had done so in home Tests. The win over Bangladesh, which looked unlikely for much of the Test, was their 54th win in front of their own crowd, with 2015’s victory over Sri Lanka at Dunedin holding the honour of being the 50th. For more information on the first 50 home wins, read this story. […]

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