Tim Southee Achieves Spectacular Feat, Joins Elite Club Of Richard Hadlee And Daniel Vettori

Tim Southee, the seasoned pacer and New Zealand’s Test skipper achieved a significant milestone in his illustrious career. During the ongoing Test match against Bangladesh, Southee crossed the 2,000-run mark in Test cricket, a feat that aligns him with the legendary all-rounders Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori.

In his innings, Southee showcased his batting prowess, scoring 35 runs off 62 balls in New Zealand’s first innings, contributing to their total of 317. This milestone reflects Southee’s dual capability as a batsman and a bowler, a rare quality that places him in the esteemed company of Hadlee and Vettori.

Tim Southee, with 95 Tests under his belt, has amassed 2,011 runs at an average of 16.21, including six half-centuries and a best score of 77*. His entry into the 2,000-run club adds a new dimension to his already impactful Test career.

This achievement places Southee alongside Richard Hadlee, who, in his 86 Tests, not only took 431 wickets but also scored 3,124 runs, setting a benchmark for the future generation of Kiwi cricketers. Daniel Vettori, another giant in New Zealand cricket, represented his country in 113 Tests, taking 362 wickets and scoring 4,531 runs.

As we delve into the ongoing Test match, New Zealand ended their first innings with a score of 317, securing a slender lead of seven runs over Bangladesh, who had scored 310 in their first innings. Kane Williamson’s century (104) played a pivotal role, well-supported by Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and the milestone man himself, Tim Southee.

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The bowlers from both sides made their presence felt, with Taijul Islam (4/109) and Mominul Haque (3/4) leading the charge for Bangladesh. In response, New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips emerged as the leading bowler with figures of 4/53. Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel, and Southee also made valuable contributions.

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