NZ vs ENG: Tim Southee Equals MS Dhoni’s Remarkable Test Batting Record, Closing In On Viv Richards And Kevin Pietersen

Tim Southee

new zealand pattern Tim South he is one of the best fast bowlers the nation has produced, but on day 2 of his second Test against England, he ended up surpassing the batting record of former India captain MS Dhoni.

Southee is renowned as a useful big batsman in the lower order, hitting two sixes on Saturday to go unbeaten on 23-for-18 balls.

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This took his Test cricket career total to 78, placing him on a par with Dhoni and just behind the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Matthew Hayden. Indeed, Southee will eclipse West Indian legend Viv Richards’ record if he makes six more tops.

Dhoni played 90 Test matches until abruptly ending his career during India’s tour of Australia in 2014. During that time, he amassed 4876 runs at an average of 38.09, with six centuries, 33 half centuries and a top score of 224. Tim Southee, meanwhile, has amassed 1898 runs at an average of 15.94, with five half centuries and a top score of 77 not out. Of the 15 all-time best six hitters in Test cricket, Tim Southee is the only player to average less than 20, with all the others playing at some point as batsman or all-rounder.

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Tim Southee became the first New Zealand bowler to reach 700 international wickets:

In the first Test of the two-game series, Stokes surpassed McCullum’s record of 107 sixes by reaching 109. With 87 sixes, veteran Chris Cairns ranks between Southee and McCullum as the third-highest six-hitter among the New Zealand batsmen in Test cricket.

On day 2 of the second test, Tim Southee became the first New Zealand bowler to pass 700 international wickets. His squad, on the other hand, struggled on, dropping to 138/7 after England declared 435/8 in their first innings. The hosts had lost the opening Test by a massive 267 runs against a rising England side, who had won 10 of their previous 11 matches since Stokes took over as Test captain.

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