Tim Southee became the first New Zealand bowler to take 250 T20 wickets© BCCI / IPL
Tim Southee was in red-hot form in the Kolkata Knight Riders match against the Punjab Kings on Friday when the New Zealand veteran picked up wickets from the opening hit Shikhar Dhawan and the great hit Shahrukh Khan to snatch the opposition. Umesh Yadav was the choice of bowler with 4 wickets. Southee took the decisive wicket of Dhawan, who could have played the role of anchor for Punjab.
The Kiwi star achieved a major personal milestone when he sent back Shahrukh Khan for a duck as he became the first New Zealand bowler to complete 250 wickets in T20 cricket.
Southee’s new ball partner in the New Zealand team, Trent Boult, has not yet crossed the 200 wickets line in T20 cricket, but those like Mitchell McClenaghan and others are in the hunt.
The Kolkata Knight Riders took to Twitter to celebrate the Blackcaps star’s performance.
“The Southee Express is unstoppable !!!! What a remarkable achievement,” was the caption they had used.
Southee Express is unstoppable !!!! ????
– KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 1, 2022
Southee has had a fantastic career in T20 internationals as well and is currently the second highest wicket-taker with 111 scalps in 92 matches, 8 behind record holder Shakib Al Hasan.
Southee finished with figures of 2/36 in the match against Punjab Kings, which was thrown out for 137.
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