New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has made his place in a special list with the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. He has become the 5th bowler for New Zealand to take 200 wickets in ODI cricket. As Dhawan, he completed his 200 wickets in ODI cricket. Saudi has taken these wickets in 149 matches played so far at an average of 33.98 and an economy of 5.42.
Tim Southee has joined the list of veteran bowlers like Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Chris Harris and Chris Cairns. Former captain Vettori continues to top the list of highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for New Zealand with 297 wickets.
Highest ODI wicket taker for New Zealand
Daniel Vettori – 297
Kyle Mills – 240
Chris Harris – 203
Chris Cairns – 200
Tim Southee – 200*
If Saudi manages to pick up a few more wickets today, he can jump a rung or two in this list. He needs 1 to go past Chris Cairns and four more wickets to go behind Chris Harris.
Talking about the Indian innings, after losing the toss and electing to bat first, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) got off to a great start and added 124 runs for the first wicket. Lockie Ferguson gave New Zealand the first success by dismissing Gill. After this Saudi made Dhawan his victim. Lockie then got Rishabh Pant (15) and Suryakumar Yadav (4) back in the same over in the 33rd over to bring New Zealand back into the match.