Tim Southee walked down the pitch to hit Dhananjaya de Silva for a most. © AFP
Tim Southee’s solitary six within the first innings of the Galle Take a look at between Sri Lanka and New Zealand helped him fit Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of sixes within the longest layout of the sport. Tim Southee walked down the pitch to hit Dhananjaya de Silva for a most on Day 2 of the primary Take a look at, equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 69 sixes in Take a look at cricket. Apparently, Tim Southee took 66 suits and 96 innings to reach the feat whilst Tendulkar completed it after taking part in 200 Assessments and batting 329 occasions.
Southee has already surpassed former cricketers AB de Villiers, Sanath Jayasuriya and Ian Botham within the checklist of maximum sixes in Take a look at cricket. He’s these days positioned 17th within the checklist of maximum six-hitters on this layout.
Southee contributed 18 runs off 22 balls in New Zealand’s first innings overall of 249 runs sooner than being run out. He, then again, failed to pick out any wickets as hosts Sri Lanka posted 267 runs of their first innings.
The 30-year-old Southee has 1550 Take a look at runs, with the top ranking of an unbeaten 77. He has hit 5 half-centuries within the longest layout and collected 244 wickets.
Former New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum leads the tally of maximum sixes in Take a look at cricket with 107 to his title.
Some of the Indian batsmen, Virender Sehwag leads the chart with 91 sixes adopted via MS Dhoni (78).