Tim Southee, a New Zealand pacer and the captain of the Test team, has reached the milestone of 350 wickets taken in Test cricket, becoming only the third New Zealand bowler to do so.
During the first test match that New Zealand played against Pakistan in Karachi, the seasoned batsman, who is now 34 years old, attained this milestone. Southee was the most successful bowler in Pakistan’s first innings, claiming three wickets in twenty-five and a half overs while maintaining an economy rate of 2.67.
Southee has now taken a total of 350 scalps over the course of 89 matches, averaging 28.94 runs per match and having an economy rate of 3.00. His greatest bowling stats in an innings are 7/64, while his best bowling figures in an entire Test match are 10/108.
Richard Hadlee, a multi-talented all-rounder, is the player with the most wickets for New Zealand in Tests.
He played in 86 tests and collected 431 wickets, averaging 22.29 per game while maintaining an economy rate of 2.63. His best bowling stats for an innings are 9/52, while his best bowling figures for the entire match are 15/123.
Daniel Vettori, a former all-rounder for New Zealand, is second on the list with a total of 361 Test victims taken out by his bowling.
In the format known as the Test match, the top five wicket-takers are as follows: Sri Lankan spin legend Muthiah Muralidaran (800 wickets), the late Australian spin great Shane Warne (708 wickets), England’s James Anderson (675 wickets), Indian spinner Anil Kumble (619 wickets), and England pacer Stuart Broad (619 wickets) (566).
Conway (82 not out) and Tom Latham (78 not out) were unbeaten for New Zealand at the end of the second day of play in the Karachi Test. New Zealand finished the day with a score of 165/0.
They are currently 273 runs behind Pakistan, who elected to bat first and scored 438 runs as a result of their efforts.
Batting-wise, the team was led to success by skipper Babar Azam (161 runs), Agha Salman (103 runs), and a Sarfaraz Ahmed (86 runs) who made his return.
Tim Southee, who took three wickets for the New Zealand team, was their most effective bowler. In addition, Ajaz Patel, Ish Sodhi, and Michael Bracewell each took down two of their opponents, and Neil Wagner managed to take down just one.
At the end of day two of the cricket match, the brief scores were as follows: Pakistan: 438 (Babar Azam 161, Agha Salman 103, Tim Southee 3/69) vs New Zealand: 165/0 in 47 overs (Devon Conway 82*, Tom Latham 78*).