Fleming has played canton candid in England for Middlesex, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. He captained Nottinghamshire to Canton Championship achievement in 2005, their aboriginal Championship appellation in 18 years.
In the additional Analysis amid New Zealand and South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town in April 2006, Fleming denticulate his 3rd Analysis double-century and became the aboriginal New Zealander to accomplish this feat. Fleming denticulate 262 as he and Wellington team-mate James Franklin put 256 runs for the 8th wicket, the accomplished affiliation to date in Tests amid New Zealand and South Africa. It is additionally a New Zealand almanac for the 8th wicket adjoin any country.
On 25 October 2006, Fleming captained his country for the 194th time in an ODI - a apple record, overtaking Arjuna Ranatunga. On 24 April 2007, Fleming accommodated as the ODI captain of the Blackcaps. The advertisement was fabricated in a post-match columnist appointment captivated afterwards the Semi-Final defeat to Sri Lanka in the 2007 Candid Apple Cup . Afterwards Fleming's aftermost bout as captain, Mahela Jayawardene added a tribute. "Stephen's been a abundant baton for New Zealand for some time, and you could apprentice a lot from him". Over a decade of arch the ancillary he accomplished with 218 games, 98 wins, 106 losses.
There was belief in 2007 that he ability accompany arguable Indian insubordinate Twenty20 league, the Indian Candid League. However it angry out to be unfounded and he has back abutting the 'official' Indian Twenty20 league, the Indian Premier League, and played for the Chennai Super Kings in the league's antecedent incarnation.
As of April 2007, Fleming had captained New Zealand in 80 Analysis matches -- a New Zealand almanac and the additional accomplished cardinal common As a fielder, Fleming took over 170 catches giving him the 3rd accomplished Analysis accumulated for a non-wicketkeeper
In September 2007, Fleming was replaced by Daniel Vettori as the New Zealand Analysis captain. He additionally larboard English canton Nottinghamshire afterwards three years as captain. In February 2008 Fleming concluded belief and accepted his retirement from the New Zealand aggregation at the end of England's 2008 bout of New Zealand to absorb added time with his family, and to comedy for the Indian Premier Alliance
He played able-bodied in his final series, scoring 297 in six innings. In the aboriginal innings of the additional analysis adjoin England, he denticulate his 7000th run in his 110th match. In his final analysis at, Napier, he denticulate half-centuries in both innings to ensure that he accomplished with a Analysis bout boilerplate of over 40 (40.06).