Tim Southee © Getty Images
Tim Southee © Getty Images


Dec 21, 2013


New Zealand pacer Tim Southee became the second youngest Kiwi player to bag 100 Test wickets. Southee achieved the feat at the age of 25 in his 29th Test match during the third Test against West Indies at Hamilton. Daniel Vettori was the youngest New Zealand player to bag 100 Test wickets.


Southee overtook Dick Motz to become New Zealand’s 11th leading Test wicket-taker. Before the start of the match, the pacer was on 94 Test wickets. He bagged four in the first innings. In the second essay, Southee didn’t have any wicket to his name even as half the West Indies side was packed off. However, in one over, Southee finished the tail bagging three wickets. Southee now has 101 Test wickets in 29 Tests.


Leading wicket-takers for New Zealand in Tests


Bowler M W
Richard Haddlee 86 431
Daniel Vettori* 111 359
Chris Martin 71 233
Chris Cairns 62 218
Danny Morrison 48 160
Lance Cairns 43 130
Ewen Chatfield 43 123
Richard Collinge 35 116
Bruce Taylor 30 111
John Bracewell 41 102
Tim Southee* 29 101


*Still active in international cricket


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