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Tim Southee wins 300th test wicket as New Zealand nears victory over Pakistan in first test |  Cricket News


New Zealand fashion designer Tim Southee becomes his country’s third man at 300 wickets, bowler joins Richard Hadlee (431) and spinner Daniel Vettori (361); Black Caps draw closer to victory over Pakistan in Maunganui first try

Last updated: 12/29/20 08:02 am

Tim Southee is the third New Zealander to 300 test windows, after Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori

Tim Southee became New Zealand’s third at 300 tryouts as the Black Caps edged closer to victory over Pakistan in the series opener at Mount Maunganui.

Southee joined fellow melon Richard Hadlee (431) and spinner Daniel Vettori (361) to take the plunge after sacking Pakistani drummer Haris Sohail (9).

The paceman had previously eliminated Game 1 Shan Masood as Pakistan slipped to 0-2 three times in their second set after coming down at 373 for the win.

Tim Southee wins 300th test wicket as New Zealand nears victory over Pakistan in first test |  Cricket News

Azhar Ali may have to beat superbly on day five if Pakistan is to avoid defeat

Tourists closed 71-3 – Azhar Ali 34 not out and Fawad Alam undefeated on 21 – and are still 302 runs away from their target as day five approaches.

Mohammad Rizwan’s men will have to beat all last day on deteriorating Bay Oval pitch to prevent the hosts from taking a 1-0 lead in the two-game series.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had declared his side’s second inning at 180-5 about 30 minutes before tea.

Tim Southee wins 300th test wicket as New Zealand nears victory over Pakistan in first test |  Cricket News

Tom Blundell scored his second Test Fifty for New Zealand

Openers Tom Blundell (64) and Tom Latham (53) produced a first-wicket partnership of 111 – the duo carding their second and 20 years of testing respectively.

Williamson (21), Henry Nicholls (11) and BJ Watling (5) fell cheaply, leaving Ross Taylor (12no) and Mitchell Santner (6no) undefeated when Williamson declared.

Trent Boult and Southee provided the best possible start as they dismissed Abid Ali and Masood without a point being scored, while Southee’s historic moment came in the 18th when Haris was caught by Santner on extra cover.





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