Tim Southee: New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee received a rare honour. He became the highest wicket-taker for the team, erasing the record held by Daniel Vettori.
First Published Mar 10, 2023, 8:33 PM IST
New Zealand captain Tim Southee achieved a rare feat. Southee, who took five wickets in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch, created records as the highest wicket-taker for New Zealand. Southee erased the previous record held by former bowler Daniel Vettori.
Tim Southee, who received the Test captaincy from Kane Williamson a few days ago, took five wickets in the match against Sri Lanka. So he took 708 wickets. Previously this record was held by Vettori (705 wickets). Now Southee has erased that record.
Vettori took 705 wickets in 442 international matches (all formats combined) in his career. Southee received this honor in 354 matches. Southee played 93 Tests, 154 ODIs and 107 T20Is in his career. He took 364 wickets in Tests, 210 in ODIs and 134 in T20Is. Southee holds the record for taking the most wickets in T20 internationals. The Southee played useful innings for the Kiwis both with the ball and with the bat. He scored 1,950 runs in Tests.
Bowlers who took most wickets for Kiwis:
– Tim Southee: 708 wickets in 354 matches
– Daniel Vettori: 705 wickets in 437 matches
– Sir Richard Hadley: 201 matches 589 wickets
– Trent Boult: 578 wickets in 232 matches
– Chris Caines: 278 matches 419 wickets
As for the match against Lanka, it is known that Sri Lanka were bowled out for 355 runs in the first innings. In that team, skipper Karunaratne (50) excelled with a half-century while Kushal Mendis (87), Angelo Mathews (47) and Dhanunjaya D’Silva (46) played better. Kiwis skipper Tim Southee took five wickets while Matt Henry took four wickets.
After that, New Zealand came to bat in the first innings. At the end of the second day’s play, they scored 162 runs for the loss of five wickets. Opener Tom Latham (67) and Devon Conway (30) added 67 runs for the first wicket. But after Conway was dismissed by Fernando, the Kiwis lost two more crucial wickets in a row. Kane Williamson, who scored a century in the last match against England, scored one run and was caught by Karuna Ratne off the bowling of Lahiru Kumara, while Henry Nicholas scored two runs and was caught by Rajitha off the bowling of the same Kumara. Wicket keeper Tom Blundell (7) also failed. Currently in the Kiwis team, middle order batsman Darryl Mitchell (40 not out in 89 balls, 2 fours, 1 six) and Michael Braswell (9 not out) are at the crease.
Last Updated Mar 10, 2023, 8:33 PM IST