Tim Southee Surpassed Daniel Vettori To Achieve This Milestone

The two-match Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka started in Christchurch on 9th March. On the very first day of this match, experienced Kiwi pacer Tim Southee appeared in tremendous rhythm. While bowling 18 overs for the team, he got the maximum of three wickets, spending 44 runs with an economy of 2.44. Southee took the wickets of Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, and Dinesh Chandimal.

With this excellent bowling in Christchurch, Tim Southee has achieved a special achievement. He has become the second bowler to take the most wickets in Test cricket for New Zealand. Earlier, this achievement was registered in the name of former captain Daniel Vettori. Vettori has taken 361 wickets in 185 innings playing 112 Test matches for the Kiwi team between 1997 and 2014. After grabbing three wickets on the first day, Southee now has 362 wickets.

Tim Southee’s Test cricket career, he has played 93* Test matches for New Zealand. Meanwhile, he has got 362 dismissals in 175 innings at an average of 29.21. In Test cricket, he takes five wickets to haul 14 times and once 10 wickets.

Former fast bowler Richard Hadlee holds the record for taking the most wickets in Test cricket for New Zealand. Headley played 86 Test matches for the Kiwi team between 1973 and 1990 and took 431 wickets in 150 innings. Headley takes five wickets 36 times and 10 in the Test format nine times.

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