New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Tim Southee joined the club of 5 wickets for the 15th time in his Test career. He did this amazing against Sri Lanka
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New Delhi.The year of 2022 and the month of February, when Tim Southee joined the club of 5 wickets for the 14th time in Christchurch against South Africa. After this, he again returned to this ground with 5 wickets. It took almost a year for him to join the club of 5 wickets for the 15th time. Saudi’s dream of becoming 5 victims again was fulfilled at the same ground in Christchurch, where he took 5 wickets last time.
Saudi did this amazing in the first test match against Sri Lanka. He took 5 wickets for 64 runs in Sri Lanka’s first innings. He made Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjay de Silva and Asitha Fernando his victims. In Test cricket, Saudi did an amazing job of taking 5 or more wickets for the 15th time.
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Test five-wicket bag number 15 for Tim Southee. He leads the team off to applause from the players and crowd at Hagley Oval 🏏 #NZvSL pic.twitter.com/LUfHC8rGv0
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 9, 2023
Saudi broke Vettori’s record
With this, Tim Southee also became the Kiwi bowler who took the most wickets. Saudi also broke the record of Daniel Vettori. Kiwi bowler has become the highest wicket taker in Saudi international cricket. With 5 victims, he has taken 708 wickets in 354 matches in international cricket. He broke Vettori’s record of 705 wickets.
such a journey
Saudi, who made his debut for New Zealand in 2008, became a regular member of the team after this. He played 93 Tests, 154 ODIs and 107 T20 matches for New Zealand, in which so far he has taken 364 wickets in Tests, 201 in ODIs and 134 in T20s. In front of Saudi’s dangerous bowling, Sri Lanka scored 355 runs in the first Test match. Kusal Mendis scored the highest 87 runs. Apart from Saudi, Matt Henry took 4 wickets for 80 runs.
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