Srinagar: New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has become first ever bowler to achieve milestone of taking 150 wickets in International T20 cricket.
Southee achieved the mark on Friday at Eden Park, Auckland in first T20I vs Pakistan.
In the match Southee claimed figures of 4/25 in his four-over spell vs Pakistan and also reeached to 150 wicket milestone.
Abbas Afridi was Southee’s 150th victim in T20Is. The New Zealand quick was the third to get to 100 T20I wickets behind Shakib Al Hasan and Lasith Malinga.
Most wickets in men’s T20Is
Tim Southee 151
Shakib Al Hasan 140
Rashid Khan 130
Ish Sodhi 127
Lasith Malinga 107
Adil Rashid 107
Southee, who made his T20I debut in 2008, currently has 746 international wickets, including over 350 in the longest format of the game.
The New Zealand seamer was in good form at Eden Park, dismissing Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Abbas Afridi and Haris Rauf as Pakistan attempted to chase 228.
New Zealand won by 46 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The next T20I will be played on Sunday in Hamilton.