The New Zealand team is struggling in the second Test against England. But Kiwi captain Tim Southee has registered an amazing achievement in his account. This time Southee has shown strength with the bat, not the ball. New Zealand captain Tim Southee has equaled the record of former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
Tim Southee hit two sixes during his innings against England. In this way, Southee has hit a total of 78 sixes in Test cricket. Southee here equaled MS Dhoni, who has hit 78 sixes in Test cricket. Southee achieved this feat in just 131 innings while Dhoni hit 78 sixes in 144 innings.
Southee is now only nine sixes short of equaling former New Zealand veteran all-rounder Chris Cairns. However, he is far behind former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who has hit 107 sixes. Let us tell you that Tim Southee holds the 14th position in terms of hitting the maximum number of sixes in Test cricket.
England captain Ben Stokes is the batsman with the most sixes in Test cricket history. Stokes has hit 109 sixes in 91 matches. Brendon McCullum is second in the list with 107 sixes. Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist is third in the list with 100 sixes. These three batsmen are the only batsmen in Test cricket history to have hit 100 or more sixes.
Talking about the match, England declared their first innings at a score of 435/8. In response, New Zealand scored 138/7 at stumps on the second day. Tom Blundell (25 *) and captain Tim Southee (23 *) were frozen at the time of stumps. The New Zealand team is still 297 runs behind England’s score and it has three wickets left. The New Zealand team is trailing 0-1 in the two-match series. New Zealand had to face defeat by a huge margin of 267 runs in the first test at the hands of England.