New Zealand’s ace pacer Trent Boult continued to shine in the International cricket as he recently reached the milestone of 250 wickets in the longest format of the game. The left-arm pacer entered the game having 249 scalps to his name and got to the landmark in a stunning over which saw him removing Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera in a jiffy.
The 30-year old player took 63 Test games to claim 250 wickets, which made him the second-fastest Kiwi to do so. Without any surprise, legendary former cricketer Richard Hadlee still holds this record by claiming his 250th Test wicket in his 53rd Test match. This also installed Boult as the third most successful bowler in Tests for New Zealand.
Reflecting on his achievement, the Rotorua born was delighted to contribute valiantly towards his team. Boult’s new ball partner Tim Southee also sits on the cusp of this feat as he currently has 247 wickets in 67 matches. In addition to this, Boult’s focus lies on helping New Zealand win the ongoing Test game and level the two-game Test series.