Tim Southee became the second Kiwi bowler to pick up 600 or more international wickets. Tim Southee has 601 international wickets currently to his name and is placed second in the list among the other Kiwi greats. Former skipper Daniel Vettori leads the list with 696 international wickets. Sir Richard Hadlee (589) and Trent Boult (504) are placed next on the list.
Shubman Gill’s wicket was the 600th in international cricket for Tim Southee. The veteran kiwi pacer took just one wicket in the first Indian innings. He has provided the initial breakthrough in the second.
This happened after the Indian bowlers came together to bowl out New Zealand for 249 in their first innings thus taking a slender lead of 35 runs. Mohammed Shami took four wickets, while Ishant Sharma three. Indian spinners Ashwin and Jadeja collaborated for three wickets together.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson was out for 49. He got the second-most runs after Devon Conway’s 54. Meanwhile, the likes of Ross Taylor and Colin De Grandhomme fell cheaply. Kyle Jamieson scored a quickfire 21 while Southee before striking in the second innings scored 30 with the bat helping the Kiwis to get past the Indian score of 217.
Tim Southee Gets To 600 International Wickets
Talking about Tim Southee‘s wickets in different formats, he has 311 Test wickets, 190 ODI wickets and 99 T20I wickets at the moment. He made his international debut way back in 2008 and has been going strong for the next 13 years.
Meanwhile, as far as the WTC final is concerned, Team India have managed to take a slender lead in their second innings after bowling out the Kiwis for 249.
The fifth day of the WTC final produced some good cricket with both teams fighting it out till the very end. With two days of play lost, the reserve day will come into play as both teams look for a win.
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