New Zealand pacer Trent Boult on Monday (January 10) attained the 300th milestone in
Test wickets. The left-arm seamer accomplished the feat on the second day of the second
Test in the second Test against Bangladesh on Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Hagley Oval in
Boult was the 4th Black Caps cricketer to achieve the mark that is 300 wickets in a Test.
And the feat was accomplished during his 75th match.
Before that, Sir Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori, and Tim Southee had registered 300 Test
On Day 2 of the current Test, Boult took wickets off Shadman Islam Najmul Hossain, Liton
Das, and Mehidy Hasan.
Left-arm seamer Boult smashed Mehidy to take 300 wickets in the Test game.
In the stumps on Day 2, Boult ended with 5/43, which was his ninth five-wicket score in
the Test game.
Bangladesh lost 126 wickets and gave 395 runs in the lead to the hosts.
In the early innings, which resumed Day 2 at 349/1, Conway scored his century; however,
after a score of 109, He was removed from the pavilion after the run-out.
Wickets continued to fall; however, captain Tom Latham remained firm at the other end.
Latham put in a stunning 252 from just 373 balls, thanks to 34 fours and two sixes.
Wicketkeeper and batsman Tom Blundell also chipped in with an unbeaten score of 57, as
New Zealand finally declared their innings as 521/6.
Conway hit a century off the very first delivery of the game. Tom Latham reached his
second double century in the process as New Zealand continued its relentless run-rate on
Monday, two days of second-day cricket against Bangladesh.
New Zealand went to lunch at 423/5, with Latham 215 still not out.
Conway was left with 99 not out at the stumps the first day and stated the likelihood was
that he would need an e-sleep pill to rest.
Conway did not waste time completing work that was not done Monday, grabbing a single
off the first ball by Ebadot Hossain to score his third century, going alongside two half-
centuries in just five innings.
The left-handed South African-born player, who hit a century in the first inning of the
opening test, currently has 623 hits in nine innings of test play at an estimated average of
Conway appeared to be in full flow when at the 109th pitch, he got out after Latham took a
quick single and Mehidya Hasan took an immediate hit on the end of the non-striker’s line.
The team’s dismissal was a slap in the face to Ross Taylor for what is likely to be his final
Test match. The 37-year old cricket legend will be retiring from Test cricket after this one,
and the record set by Daniel Vettori of 112 Test games for New Zealand.
There’s a slight possibility Taylor will bat during the game with New Zealand’s place.