Tim Southee overtakes Ishant Sharma, also breaks record of great bowler Sir Richard Hadlee – Tim Southee breaks Ishant sharma sir Richard Headley records at lords


Tim Southee is at number six in the list of bowlers in the ICC Test Rankings. (PIC: AFP)

New Zealand’s 30-year-old bowler Tim Southee has 308 wickets in 78 Test matches. Southee, who took 6 wickets against England in the first innings of the Lord’s Test, has surpassed Ishant Sharma and Sir Richard Hadlee.

New Delhi. Veteran New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said that his team has not given up hope of winning the first Test against England despite rain on the third day. Saudi took six wickets for 43 runs as New Zealand bowled England out for 275 in the first innings. With this, Saudi left behind Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma. Saudi also broke the record of great bowler Sir Richard Hadlee.

Tim Southee overtakes Ishant Sharma

This is the 78th Test for 30-year-old Tim Southee. He has taken 308 wickets so far. Taking six wickets in the first innings, this bowler went ahead of Ishant Sharma (303 wickets in 101 Tests) and Fred Truman (307 wickets in 67 Tests). Saudi is the third bowler for New Zealand to take more than 300 wickets after Sir Richard Hadlee (431 wickets) and Daniel Vettori (362 wickets).

Sir Richard Hadley left behindSaudi has so far taken 591 wickets in 303 international matches. This bowler surpassed Hadlee who has taken 589 wickets in 201 matches. Daniel Vettori has taken the most wickets for New Zealand. This former spinner has 705 wickets in 442 matches.

Saudi hopes to win Lord’s Test

By the end of the fourth day’s play, New Zealand scored 62 for two in their second innings and took their total lead to 165 runs. New Zealand had scored 378 runs in their first innings. According to ESPNcricinfo, Saudi said, “The third day’s play was damaged due to rain but the last day will be 98 overs and in such a situation any result is possible. No one knows what will happen but we are in a situation where We can try to win.” He said, “You play Test matches to win your country and victory at Lord’s will be special, so we have to go on the field with a special strategy for the fifth day.”

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Saudi bowled brilliantly and got his name inscribed in the honor plaque of Lord’s for the second time. His fast bowling partner Kyle Jameson also took three wickets. Jameson dismissed England captain Joe Root on the first ball of the fourth day itself. He said that getting the wicket of Joe Root on the first ball of the day, we probably could not have expected a better start than this.


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