World Cup: Mitchell Santner of New Zealand takes his 100th ODI wicket
By siliconindia | Thursday, 19 October 2023, 09:14:44 AM IST
In the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, left-arm orthodox spinner Mitchell Santner of New Zealand reached the milestone of 100 ODI wickets. Santner was on the verge of taking his 100th ODI wicket when the game began and needed just one more victim. As the leading wicket-taker (14) in the ODI World Cup 2023, he finished with a total of 3 for 39 in 7.4 overs.
Bowling in his 98th match, the 31-year-old took the wicket of Mohammad Nabi after trapping him round the wicket to complete his 100th ODI wicket and become just the second Black Caps spinner to reach 100 ODI dismissals, following in the footsteps of fellow spinner Daniel Vettori. In 93 ODI innings, Santner has claimed 102 wickets with an average of 36.04 and an economy of 4.85. On the match front, New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by 149 runs, thanks to half-centuries from Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips, followed by an impressive bowling display from Santner and Lockie Ferguson.
First to bat, New Zealand's innings was derailed by three quick wickets, leaving them at 110/4 and in some trouble. However, with the help of some sloppy fielding from Afghanistan's reply, Glenn Phillips (71) and Tom Latham (68) put together a 144-run stand to help New Zealand reach a challenging total of 288-6. As a result, New Zealand's pace bowlers picked up some wickets, and Santner also shone both with the ball and on the field. Afghanistan was eventually limited to 139 in 34.4 overs.
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