WELLINGTON: Veteran New Zealand pacer and Test captain Tim Southee equalled his former Indian counterpart MS Dhoni’s tally of sixes within the longest format amid his facet’s home fixture in opposition to England on Saturday.
New Zealand, who’re in heaps of bother coping with ruthless England, discovered a second to cherish amid their dismal home Test collection as their captain Southee added one other feather to his cap through the ongoing second Test.
The hosts’ batting lineup crumbled in opposition to a powerful English bowling assault; that includes top-ranked Test bowler James Anderson however Southee retaliated for his facet with an unbeaten 23 off simply 18 deliveries.
The skipper hit two sixes amid his blitz in opposition to England earlier than the rain compelled an early finish to day two right here.
Amid his temporary knock, Southee drew stage with former Indian captain Dhoni’s tally of 78 sixes within the longest format of the sport when he smashed Stuart Broad over the midwicket boundary for his second six of the match.
Southee achieved the milestone in simply 131 innings, 13 lower than Dhoni and has a chance to surpass the latter’s tally on the third day of the continued second Test.
The pacer, nevertheless, is a great distance behind Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand report holder, whose mark of 107 sixes was just lately shattered by England captain Ben Stokes.
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