Tim Southee becomes only second no.9 batter in Test cricket to achieve rare feat

Sports Tak Staff
February 262023

Tim Southee adopted opposition's 'Bazball' approach to smash 73 runs off just 49 deliveries

Tim Southee smashed England bowlers' all around the park as his 73-run knock was studded with 5 fours and 6 sixes

With six sixes in the gutsy 73-run knock, New Zealand skipper Tim Southee entered history books 

Tim Southee equalled the record for most sixes by a no.9 batter in Test cricket

Only Zimbabwe's Andy Blignaut had achieved the feat so far during his 58-ball 61 

In March 2005, Andy Blignaut hit six sixes and three fours in his 58-ball 61 against South Africa at Cape Town

Tim Southee's quickfire 73 helped New Zealand recover from 103/7 in Wellington Test and post 209 on the board in first innings

Tim Southee's 73 is also the joint fourth-highest score by a captain at no.9 in Test cricket

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