sport

Tim Southee makes history with 200th ODI wicket for Black Caps against India

Tim Southee’s 200th one-day international wicket gave the Black Caps bowler a world first.

When Southee dismissed Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan in Friday’s game at Eden Park, Auckland, he became the first player in international cricket to record 300 or more Test wickets, 200 or more ODI scalps and 100 or more Twenty 20 victims.

Southee also became the fifth New Zealand men’s bowler to capture 200 wickets in ODIs, finishing the innings with 202 after grabbing two more wickets in the last over.

New Zealand's Tim Southee is congratulated by wicketkeeper Tom Latham after taking his 200th ODI wicket in Friday's game against India at Eden Park, Auckland.

Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand’s Tim Southee is congratulated by wicketkeeper Tom Latham after taking his 200th ODI wicket in Friday’s game against India at Eden Park, Auckland.

Only Daniel Vettori (297), Kyle Mills (240) and Chris Harris (203) have taken more ODI wickets for New Zealand than the 33-year-old, while Chris Cairns took 200.

Southee has 347 Test wickets – only Sir Richard Hadlee (431) and Vettori (361) have more in the five-day format for New Zealand – and is the country’s leading T20 wicket-taker with 134 dismissals.

India made 306-7 in their 50 overs in the first of three games in the series, with Shreyas Iyer top-scoring with 80 while Dhawan made 72. Southee ended with 3-73 while Lockie Ferguson took 3-59 for the hosts.

Related Articles

Back to top button