New Zealand Pacer Tim Southee Becomes Second-Highest Wicket-Taker In Men’s T20Is | Cricket Newsnewstolive - April 1, 2021 26 0 COMMENTS
Tim Southee turned the second-highest wicket-taker in males’s T20I cricket.© AFP
New Zealand tempo spearhead and stand-in skipper Tim Southee on Thursday turned the second-highest wicket-taker in males’s Twenty20 Internationals. Southee (99 wickets) achieved the milestone when he dismissed Bangladesh batsman Mosaddek Hossain within the third and final T20I on Thursday. The New Zealand pacer had 96 wickets beneath his belt earlier than the third T20I and he wanted three extra to leapfrog former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi in attaining the feat.
Southee hit the bullseye and scalped three to change into the second highest wicket-taker in males’s T20Is. Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga continues to be the main wicket-taker with 107 scalps beneath his belt.
Interestingly, Malinga can also be the one bowler to have taken greater than 100 wickets within the shortest format of the sport.
Only Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (95) and Shakib Al Hasan (92) are from the present lot of gamers who’re close to Southee’s feat.
In the third T20I, Todd Astle and Southee ran by Bangladesh’s batting line-up to assist the hosts win the ultimate T20I by 65 runs on Thursday.
Some sensational hitting from the New Zealand openers powered them to 141/four after the sport was decreased to 10-overs-per-side. Bangladesh was then restricted to 76 all out, giving the hosts a effective collection sweep.
Chasing 142 for a win in the dead rubber, Bangladesh by no means appeared comfy as they misplaced two wickets within the first over, because of good bowling from skipper Southee.
Mohammad Naim did play his photographs however his stint on the crease was brief.
With Naim’s wicket within the fourth over, Astle ran by the Bangladesh middle-order and didn’t permit any batsman to get to the double-digit mark as he completed with 4 wickets.
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