Melbourne: Left-arm pacer Neil Wagner on Saturday turned the second-fastest New Zealand bowler to say 200 Take a look at wickets after Richard Hadlee. He achieved the feat after dismissing Steve Smith in Australia’s second innings of the continued second Take a look at being performed on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG).
Whereas Hadlee had taken 44 Assessments to succeed in the 200-wickets milestone, 33-year-old Wagner achieved the feat in his 46th Take a look at (86th innings), placing him within the high 20 quickest worldwide.
Wagner is adopted by teammate Trent Boult, who had scalped 200 wickets from 52 video games whereas Tim Southee and former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns had reached the milestone of their 56th and 58th match respectively.
The 33-year-old can be the second-fastest left-arm bowler to succeed in the milestone. India’s Ravindra Jadeja holds the excellence as he had taken 44 Assessments to clinch 200 wickets.
Wagner at present tops the chart for main wicket-takers within the ongoing sequence between Australia and New Zealand with 13 wickets which has propelled him to the third spot within the ICC Take a look at Rankings.
The Black Caps are at present on the backfoot within the ongoing Boxing Day Take a look at as Australia lead by 456 runs. The hosts have been 137/four of their second innings and are in complete management of the sport. They already lead the three-match sequence 1-0, having gained the primary Take a look at in Perth by 296 runs.