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Wagner becomes eighth New Zealander to 150 Test wickets

By PTI Updated: Nov 17, 2018 10:03 pm

Abu Dhabi, Nov. 17 (PTI/AFP): Left-arm paceman Neil Wagner became the eighth New Zealand bowler to complete 150 Test wickets on the second day of the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The 32-year-old dismissed Pakistan’s tail-ender Yasir Shah for nine just before tea to reach the milestone in his 37th Test match for his adopted country.

Born in Transvaal in South Africa, Wagner moved to New Zealand before making his Test debut against the West Indies at North Sound in 2012.

Richard Hadlee tops the bowling chart for New Zealand with 431 wickets in 86 Tests while Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan is the all time highest wicket taker in the five-day format with 800 in 133 Tests.

New Zealand bowlers with 150 wickets in Tests (name, number of Tests, wickets):

Richard Hadlee 86 431

Daniel Vettori 112 361

Chris Martin 71 233

Tim Southee 60 220

Trent Boult 55 219

Chris Cairns 62 218

Danny Morrison 48 160

Neil Wagner 37 150.


By PTI Updated: Nov 17, 2018 10:03:37 pm