|First Test||New Zealand v Pakistan, 16-21, Jan 1979|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 26-28, Jan 2012|
|First ODI||New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 19-Mar-1983|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh, 13-Feb-2019|
|First T20I||New Zealand v Bangladesh, 03-Jan-2017|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v England, 08-Nov-2019|
Originally established in 1910 to serve as a site for public recreation and as a memorial to 19th century politician Donald McLean.
Essentially a rectangular rugby ground, but has an embankment at one end complemented by four separately built, but now linked, grandstands forming a horseshoe around the other three sides to give a capacity of about 22,500.
Short square boundaries and superb batting pitches often contribute to big scores in one-day matches.