List of international cricket five-wicket hauls at Eden Park

New Zealand v England ODI in 2013 at Eden Park

Eden Park is the New Zealand's largest cricket stadium with 42,500 situated in central Auckland of New Zealand. The stadium was opened on 11 March 1955 when hosts played against England. One of the prestigious New Zealand cricket venues, the first Test match at the ground was played between New Zealand and England, beginning on 14 February 1930. One-day international cricket was played at the Eden Park continuously with its first One Day International between New Zealand and India on 22 February 1976. The ground's first T20I was held on 22 February 2005 between New Zealand and Australia, which went to the golden memory as the first ever Twenty20 International to be played in history.

Up to December 2015, in total the ground was the venue for 49 Test matches, and 74 ODIs and 12 T20I matches.

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer")[1][2] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement.[3]

The first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match at Eden Park was Bill Bowes, who took 6/34 way back in 1933 for England against host New Zealand.[4] Bowling figures of 8/76 by Indian Erapalli Prasanna holds the record as the best bowling figures to date in Tests at Eden Park, which is still the only 8-wicket haul at the venue. There have been a total of 46 five-wicket hauls in Test matches at the ground.

In ODIs, only 3 five-wicket hauls were recorded up to 2015. The first of these was achieved by Rod Latham who took 5/32 for New Zealand against Australia in 1993.[5] 6/30 by Waqar Younis of Pakistan holds the best ODI bowling figures at Eden Park.


Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was man of the match
double-dagger 10 or more wickets taken in the match
Section-sign One of two five-wicket hauls by the bowler in the match
Date Day the Test started or ODI was held
Inn Innings in which five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result of the match


Five-wicket hauls in ODI matches at Eden Park
No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 Rod Latham 28 March 1993  New Zealand  Australia 1 10 32 5 3.20 Australia won[5]
2 Waqar Younis 13 March 1994  Pakistan  New Zealand 2 9.4 30 6 3.10 Tied[6]
3 Shoaib Akhtar 17 February 2001  Pakistan  New Zealand 1 6.3 19 5 2.92 Pakistan won[7]


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  5. 1 2 "Australia in New Zealand ODI Series, 1992-93 - 5th ODI". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  6. "4th ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 13, 1994 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  7. "1st ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Feb 17-18, 2001 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
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