Exact cricbuzz prediction: Former New Zealand opener Bruce Murray dies at 82

Bruce Murray, who played a leading role in New Zealand’s first Test win in Pakistan, has died at the age of 82.

Murray, an opening right hitter, made his debut in February 1968 and played his game in 13 Tests, averaging 23.92 he recorded 598 carries.

His highest score of 90 was in his 1969 Lahore, which helped New Zealand take an important 127 lead in a pointless match. New Zealand won that Test match by five wickets, winning three games in a row 1–0. It was New Zealand’s first victory in a Test series either home or away. Murray played a total of 102 top-flight matches, most of them at Wellington, scoring 6,257 runs at 35.55, including 600.

His family continued to influence New Zealand cricket. His daughter Joe Murray and his son-in-law Robbie Kerr both played for Wellington, and current New Zealand internationals Amelia Kerr and Jess Kerr are his granddaughters.

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