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Tim Southee joins Daniel Vettori and Richard Hadlee in Elite Company as he completes 2000 test runs

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On Wednesday, Tim Southee completed 2,000 test runs and joined legendary all-rounders Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori in an elite company.

On Wednesday, the Test captain of New Zealand and fast bowler Tim Southee completed 2,000 Test runs and joined legendary all-rounders Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori in an elite company. Southee reached the milestone during the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Sylhet. In the Kiwis’ first inning, he scored 35 runs off 62 balls. His knock consisted of three boundaries. Southee has played 95 Test matches, scoring 2,011 runs at an average of 16.21 with six half-centuries in 135 innings. His best score is 77. The Kiwi veteran joined Hadlee and Vettori to become the third player from his country to have 2,000-plus Test runs and 300-plus wickets. Hadlee represented the Kiwis in 86 Tests, taking 431 wickets and also scoring 3,124 runs at an average of 27.16, with two centuries and 15 fifties.
Vettori represented New Zealand in 113 Tests, taking 362 wickets and scoring 4,531 runs at an average of 30.00, with six centuries and 23 fifties. Coming into the match, the Kiwis ended their first innings with a score of 317 runs, securing a lead of seven runs as Bangladesh had scored 310 in their first innings after choosing to bat.

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