Left-arm fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/neil-wagner/news/">Neil Wagner</a> on Saturday became the second-fastest <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/news/">New Zealand</a> bowler to claim 200 Test wickets after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/richard-hadlee/news/">Richard Hadlee</a>. The 33-year-old Wagner achieved the feat after dismissing Steve Smith in Australia's second innings of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/new-zealand-in-australia-2019-20-201114/live-scores/australia-vs-new-zealand-live-cricket-score-2nd-test-match-190713-summary.html">ongoing second Test</a> being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). <p></p> <p></p>Hadlee had taken 44 Tests to reach the 200-wickets milestone, while Wagner reached the the feat in his 46th Test (86th innings), putting him in the top 20 fastest worldwide. <p></p> <p></p>In third position comes Wagner's teammate <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/trent-boult/news/">Trent Boult</a>, who had scalped 200 wickets from 52 games. Tim Southee and former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns had reached the milestone in their 56th and 58th match respectively. <p></p> <p></p>The 33-year-old is also the second-fastest left-arm bowler to reach the milestone. India's Ravindra Jadeja holds the distinction as he had taken 44 Tests to clinch 200 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Wagner currently tops the chart for leading wicket-takers in the ongoing series between Australia and New Zealand with 13 wickets which has propelled him to the third spot in the ICC Test Rankings. <p></p> <p></p>The Black Caps are currently on the backfoot in the ongoing Boxing Day Test as Australia lead by 456 runs. The hosts were 137/4 in their second innings and are in total control of the game. They already lead the three-match series 1-0, having won the first Test in Perth by 296 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Wagner will have to shoulder major chunk of the pace bowling department since spearhead Trent Boult fractured his non-bowling hand Saturday and will miss the third Test against Australia in a big blow for the Black Caps. <p></p> <p></p>Boult was struck on the glove by a Mitchell Starc bouncer late in New Zealand's first innings 148 on day three of the second Test in Melbourne. He needed medical attention but bowled in Australia's second innings.