Karachi: New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has created history by taking three wickets in the third ODI against Pakistan. He has become the highest wicket-taker in international cricket for New Zealand. Before him, this record was in the name of former captain Daniel Vettori. Vettori had taken 696 wickets in 437 matches played in his international career, but Southee has broken his record to become New Zealand’s most successful bowler.
In the third ODI against Pakistan in Karachi, Tim Southee took three wickets in his quota of 10 overs for 56 runs. During this, Saudi showed the way to the pavilion to Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz and Usman Mir. Southee’s name will now be known for 697 wickets in 351 matches in international cricket. Southee has shown 353 batsmen the way to the pavilion in Tests, 210 in ODIs and 134 in T20s.
Talking about Pakistan vs New Zealand third and decisive T20, Babar Azam had decided to bat first after winning the toss. Fakhar Zaman’s century and Mohammad Rizwan’s innings of 77 runs helped Pakistan to set a target of 281 runs for victory in front of New Zealand.
Chasing the target of 281 runs, the New Zealand team got off to a good start but their batsmen failed to play a big innings. Devon Conway and Kane Williamson scored half-centuries, while Finn Allen scored 25 and Darrell Mitchell scored 31.
There was a time when the Kiwis lost their 5 wickets for 181 runs, then Glenn Phillips came and played a match-winning innings for the team. Phillips was awarded the Man of the Match award for his innings, while Devon Conway became the Man of the Series.