Tim Southee Breaks 150-Wicket Barrier in Men’s T20Is

Rare Milestone: Tim Southee Breaks 150-Wicket Barrier in Men’s T20Is. Rare milestone for New Zealand quick during first T20I against Pakistan.

Tim Southee Breaks 150-Wicket Barrier in Men’s T20Is

In a historic moment on Friday at Eden Park, Auckland, Tim Southee, the seasoned New Zealand pacer, etched his name in cricketing annals by becoming the first bowler to surpass the 150-wicket mark in Men’s T20 Internationals.

Southee achieved this remarkable feat during the first T20I against Pakistan, where his exceptional four-over spell earned him figures of 4/25. Abbas Afridi had the distinction of being Southee’s 150th victim in T20Is.

Notably, Southee had already secured his place among the top three bowlers with 100 T20I wickets, following Shakib Al Hasan and Lasith Malinga.

Leading Wicket-Takers in Men’s T20Is

  1. Tim Southee: 151 wickets
  2. Shakib Al Hasan: 140 wickets
  3. Rashid Khan: 130 wickets
  4. Ish Sodhi: 127 wickets
  5. Lasith Malinga: 107 wickets
  6. Adil Rashid: 107 wickets

Having made his T20I debut in 2008, Southee’s international cricket journey includes an impressive tally of 746 wickets, with over 350 in Test cricket, showcasing his prowess across formats.

Tim Southee Breaks 150-Wicket Barrier in Men’s T20Is

In the thrilling encounter at Eden Park, Southee displayed exemplary form, dismissing key Pakistani batsmen such as Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Abbas Afridi, and Haris Rauf, contributing significantly to defending a formidable total of 228.

New Zealand emerged victorious in the match, securing a 46-run win to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Cricket enthusiasts now eagerly await the next T20I, set to unfold in Hamilton on Sunday, anticipating further exceptional performances from Tim Southee and the rest of the players.