Tim Southee, a New Zealand pacer and Test captain. Became the third Kiwi bowler to reach 350 wickets in Test cricket. This milestone was reached by the 34-year-old veteran during New Zealand’s first Test match against Pakistan in Karachi. Southee was the best bowler in Pakistan’s first innings, taking 3/69 in 25.5 overs at an economy rate of 2.67.
Southee has now claimed 350 scalps across 89 matches, with an economy rate of 3.00 and an average of 28.94. In a full Test match, his best bowling figures are 7/64 and 10/108. Richard Hadlee, an all-rounder, has taken the most wickets for New Zealand during Test matches. He took 431 wickets at an economy rate of 2.63 and an average of 22.29 in 86 Test matches. His best innings and match bowling figures are 9/52 and 15/123, respectively.
Behind Hadlee is previous Kiwis all-rounder Daniel Vettori, who has a sum of 361 Test scalps.
In the Test format, the top five wicket-takers are Muthiah Muralidaran a spin legend from Sri Lanka who took 800 wickets. The late Australian spin legend Shane Warne, took 708 wickets, England’s James Anderson, took 675, Indian spinner Anil Kumble, took 619 wickets, and England pacer Stuart Broad all took 566 wickets.
Conway (82*) and Tom Latham (78*) remained unbeaten. As New Zealand entered the Karachi Test at 165/0 at the conclusion of the second day of play. They are 273 runs behind Pakistan, who elected to bat first and scored 438 runs. With the bat, the team’s captain Babar Azam (161), Agha Salman (103), and returning Sarfaraz Ahmed (86) performed admirably.
Tim Southee, who took 3/69, was the top bowler for the Kiwis. While Neil Wagner only claimed one, Ish Sodhi, Michael Bracewell, and Ajaz Patel each claimed two victims. Brief Ratings: Pakistan: 438 against New Zealand (Babar Azam 161, Agha Salman 103, Tim Southee 3/69). At the conclusion of day two, 165/0 in 47 overs (Devon Conway 82*, Tom Latham 78*).