New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee (Tim Southee) has recently made a great record in his name. Actually, a 2-match Test series is being played between New Zealand and South Africa at this time. New Zealand won the first match of the series by an innings and 276 runs. South Africa has been badly beaten by the Kiwi team in this match. However, Tim Southee has also got a tremendous success in this match. Southee (Tim Southee) has become the highest wicket-taker in New Zealand.
Tim Southee became the highest wicket-taker in New Zealand
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Let us tell you that in the first test match played between New Zealand and South Africa, Tim Southee took a total of 6 wickets in both the innings. Due to which he has become the highest wicket-taker on New Zealand soil. Tim Southee has taken 202 wickets in 90 innings on New Zealand soil. 33-year-old Southee took 5 wickets for 35 runs in the second innings against South Africa. It is worth noting that earlier this record was in the name of former Kiwi bowler Richard Hadlee, who took 201 wickets in 75 innings.
At the same time, apart from Tim Southee and Richard Headley, Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner are also included in this list. Trent Boult’s name is included in this list in third place, who has played 72 innings in New Zealand and has taken 173 wickets. After this Daniel Vettori and Neil Wagner took 159 wickets in 98 and 69 innings respectively.
New Zealand registered a big win over South Africa
In the first test match against South Africa, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first, which proved to be very effective as well. The Kiwi team bundled out South Africa for just 95 runs in the first innings. Matt Henry bowled brilliantly for New Zealand in the first innings. He took 7 wickets for 23 runs in 15 overs in his first innings spell.
New Zealand then scored 482 runs in the first innings, and took a big lead of 387 runs in the match. Kiwi batsman Henry Nicholls also scored 105 runs in the first innings, scoring a brilliant century for the team. With this, when South Africa came to bat in the second innings, whenever he could not do anything special and got all out on 111 runs. Due to which New Zealand won the first Test match in 3 days against South Africa by an innings and 276 runs. Tim Southee took 5 wickets in the second innings by putting a spell of 17.4 overs.