New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has joined the list of bowlers taking 300 wickets in Test cricket. He made a place in the club by dismissing Haris Sohail on the fourth day of the first Test match against Pakistan on Tuesday. In this match being played at Mount Moungui, Saudi had Haris caught by Santner.
He is the third New Zealand player to feature in this list. He is preceded by Richard Hadley and Daniel Vettori. Headley has taken 431 wickets in 86 Tests and Vettori has 361 wickets in 112 matches.
Speaking of international cricket, the 32-year-old Saudi is the 34th bowler to take 300 wickets in the history of Test cricket.
Playing his 76th Test match, Saudi made his debut at the age of 19 against England. He had already taken five wickets for 55 runs in the match. Now he is counted among the world’s top swing bowlers.
He has taken four wickets in the Test match against Pakistan so far. In the first innings, he took three wickets for 71 runs in the first innings while he took 1 wicket in the second innings. The Pakistan team is chasing a target of 373 runs in the second innings.