New Zealand fast bowler did amazing performance
Equals Dhoni’s batting record in Test
New Delhi. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has set many records in international cricket. Along with making big records of captaincy, he also made a record of sixes. Now New Zealand fast bowler has equaled Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of sixes. Yes, it is definitely a shocking thing to hear, but experienced fast bowler Tim Southee has caught the former Indian captain in the case of sixes in Test cricket.
In the second match of the Test series being played between New Zealand and England, the condition of the hosts is very bad. Test team captain Tim Southee scored 23 runs in 18 balls in the first innings on the second day of the Wellington Test match and by the end of the day’s play, the team’s score reached 138 runs for 7 wickets. The England team declared the innings by scoring 435 runs for 8 wickets in the first innings. Team Southee scored two sixes during his innings of 23 runs and equaled former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Fast bowler equals Dhoni
New Zealand fast bowler and Test captain Tim Southee now has a total of 78 sixes in Test cricket. Dhoni also hit a total of 78 sixes in his Test career. In Test cricket, he is now ahead of former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who has hit 81 sixes, while West Indies veteran Vivian Richards’ record of 84 sixes is also on his target.
Most Test sixes for New Zealand
Former captain Brendon McCullum’s name appears in the list of New Zealand players who hit the most sixes in Test cricket. He is first with 107 sixes while Chris Cranes is at number two. Tim Southee has now reached number three in this list.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 25, 2023, 19:33 IST