Factfile on former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns, who was acquitted on Monday of perjury and perverting the course of justice at a London court.

Name: Christopher Lance Cairns

Age: 45

Date of birth: June 13, 1970

Place of birth: Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

Playing career

Role: all-rounder (right-handed batsman, right-arm fast-medium bowler)

Domestic teams

Northern Districts (NZL/1988-1989), Nottinghamshire (ENG/1988-2003), Canterbury (NZL/1990-2006), Chandigarh Lions (IND/2007-2008)

International team

New Zealand (1989-2006)

Test record (1989-2004)

Matches: 62

Runs scored: 3,320

Batting average: 33.53

100s/50s: 5/22

Top score: 158 (v South Africa, Auckland, 2004)

Wickets: 218

Bowling average: 29.40

Best bowling: 7/27 (v West Indies, Hamilton, 1999)

One-day record (1991-2006)

Matches: 215

Runs scored: 4,950

Batting average: 29.46

100s/50s: 4/26

Top score: 115 (v India, Christchurch, 1999)

Wickets: 201

Bowling average: 32.80

Best bowling: 5/42 (v Australia, Napier, 1998)


Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2000