New Zealand left-arm speedster Trent Boult has become the only 4th bowler from the country to bag 300 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved this milestone on Day 2 of the 2nd Test against Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Also, Boult joined the elite list of Kiwi bowlers to bag 300 Test wickets which include Richard Hadlee (431), Daniel Vettori (361), Tim Southee (328).
The 32-year-old pacer got to the 300 Test wickets milestone by dismissing Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hassan Miraz and at the end of Day 2 of the 2nd Test, he was at 301 wickets after picking a 5-wicket haul.
Meanwhile, On Monday Boult said that the 300 Test wickets landmark means a lot to him.
“300 Test wickets means a lot. Milestones don’t really matter, there are some big names in this list. Tough to get a membership there,” Boult said on Monday.
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For The Boys To Put 500-plus Is Really Special – Trent Boult
Batting first at the Hagley Oval New Zealand scored 521/6 with the help of exceptional 252 runs by skipper Tom Latham and a century by Devon Conway. Also, they were able to get the 395 runs first-innings lead with the help of the incredible bowling performance of Boult, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.
Meanwhile, Trent Boult has said that New Zealand are in a great position in the match at the moment. He also lauded the batters to put over 500 runs on the board. However, he feels that a lot of work is still remaining to be done.
“Yes, we’re in a great position. It’s just about bowling with line and length, there is always something on offer from the pitch. We batted extremely well. For the boys to put 500-plus is really special. But still, a lot of work to be done,” Boult added.
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