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Hamilton Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza
Personal information
Full name Hamilton Masakadza
Born (1983-08-09) 9 August 1983
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role All-rounder
Relations Shingirai Masakadza (brother)
Wellington Masakadza (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 53) 27 July 2001 v West Indies
Last Test 12-16 November 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 65) 23 September 2001 v South Africa
Last ODI 1 March 2015 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 03
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–05 Manicaland
2001 Mashonaland
2003–04 Matabeleland
2007–09 Easterns
2009–11 Mountaineers
2013 – Sylhet Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 29 151 31 118
Runs scored 1,712 4,076 833 8,232
Batting average 30.57 28.30 27.76 41.57
100s/50s 4/6 3/24 0/7 21/36
Top score 158 178* 79 208*
Balls bowled 894 1,625 72 3,710
Wickets 13 37 2 56
Bowling average 27.69 38.70 56.50 29.37
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 0
Best bowling 3/24 3/39 1/4 4/11
Catches/stumpings 18/– 56/– 8/- 97/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 March 2015

Hamilton Masakadza (born 9 August 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm leg-break bowler. His brother, Shingirai Masakadza also plays for Zimbabwe; they both play domestically for the Mountaineers.

In February 2000, aged just 16 and still a schoolboy at Churchill Boys High School, he became the first black Zimbabwean to score a first-class century. Soon after, in July 2001 he became the youngest player to make a century on his Test debut. His innings of 119 was made against the West Indies in Harare and helped his side draw the match. Still at high school, he was aged just 17 years and 254 days at the time. He only held this record until August however when Mohammad Ashraful took it from him.

He went into the record books again against the West Indies in December 2007, this time in an ODI. His opening partnership of 167 with Vusi Sibanda was a national record, with Masakadza making 80 of those runs. His maiden ODI century against a Test-playing nation came on 14 August 2009, eight years after his Test century, when he scored 102 off 112 balls against Bangladesh batting at Number three.

He is also the first Zimbabwean to have two ODI scores of more than 150, both coming in one week when he scored 156 and 178 not out against Kenya in October 2009 in the first and fifth matches in Harare.

When Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket in 2011, Masakadza was selected to play in each of the one-off Tests against Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand. Batting at number three, he scored a century in the first innings of the Bangladesh Test, the second of his Test career, and Zimbabwe went on to win the match.[1]


  • International centuries 1
    • Test centuries 1.1
    • One Day International centuries 1.2
  • International Awards 2
    • Test Cricket 2.1
      • Man of the match awards 2.1.1
    • One-Day International Cricket 2.2
      • Man of the series awards 2.2.1
      • Man of the Match awards 2.2.2
    • Twenty20 International Cricket 2.3
      • Man of the match awards 2.3.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

International centuries

Test centuries

Hamilton Masakadza's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 119 1  West Indies Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2001 Drawn
2 104 16  Bangladesh Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2011 Won
3 111* 23  Bangladesh Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2013 Lost
4 158 28  Bangladesh Khulna, Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 2014 Lost

One Day International centuries

Hamilton Masakadza's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 102 69  Bangladesh Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2009 Won
2 156 72  Kenya Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won
3 178* 76  Kenya Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2009 Won

International Awards

Test Cricket

Man of the match awards

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test – West Indies in Zimbabwe Test Series 2001 1st Innings – 9 (23 balls, 1x4). 2nd Innings - 119 (316 balls, 12x4) . Drawn.[2]

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the series awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Kenya in Zimbabwe 2009/10 467 runs, 3 wickets. (5 Matches)  Zimbabwe Won the series 4-1.[3]

Man of the Match awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Harare Sports Club, Harare 24 November 2008 77 (71 balls, 7x4, 2x6) ; DNB  Sri Lanka won by 5 runs.[4]
2 Kenya Harare Sports Club, Harare 12 October 2009 156 (151 balls, 11x4, 6x6) ; 1-0-7-0  Zimbabwe won by 91 runs.[5]
3 Kenya Harare Sports Club, Harare 18 October 2009 178 (167 balls, 17x4, 4x6)  Zimbabwe won by 142 runs.[6]
4 Pakistan Harare Sports Club, Harare 27 August 2013 2-0-17-0; 85 (104 balls, 9x4, 1x6)  Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets.[7]
5 Afghanistan Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 22 July 2014 84 (93 balls, 9x4, 2x6); 1-0-6-0  Afghanistan won by 2 wickets.[8]

Twenty20 International Cricket

Man of the match awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2008 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series 3rd place play-off (ZIM vs CAN) in Canada 2008/09 79 (52 balls, 8x4, 3x6); DNB  Zimbabwe won by 109 runs.[9]
2 Bangladesh in Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe 2013 59 (48 balls, 4x4, 1x6); 1-0-7-0  Zimbabwe won by 6 runs.[10]


  1. ^ "Masakadza’s ton boosts Zimbabwe".  
  2. ^ "West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 2001 – Scorecard of 2nd Test".  
  3. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10".  
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, 2008/09 – Scorecard of 3rd match".  
  5. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10 – Scorecard of 1st match".  
  6. ^ "Kenya tour of Zimbabwe, 2009/10 – Scorecard of 5th match".  
  7. ^ "Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2013 – Scorecard of 1st match".  
  8. ^ "Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014 – Scorecard of 3rd match".  
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