Tom Latham’s heroics register multiple records!
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh won the first Test on New Zealand soil thanks to the heroism of the bowlers. In the next Test, those bowlers gave the gift of forgotten bowling.
New Zealand collected 349 for one at the end of the first day of the second Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Kiwi captain Tom Latham had 18 runs. On the second day, he went down with the bat and crossed the double century.
After that the Bangladesh captain completed 250 runs in one over by hitting one boundary and two sixes.
For the second time in his career, Latham reached the milestone of 25 runs. After that Yasir Ali, who was standing in the square leg by adding 2 runs, was caught by Rabbi.
As a result, Latham ended the innings with 252 runs off 363 balls with 34 fours and 2 sixes.
At the same time, Latham is one of the unique figures in the history of cricket. The Kiwi captain was the first batsman in the 150-year history of men’s and women’s cricket to score 252 runs in an innings. Before that no other batsman stopped at exactly 252 runs.
Latham, however, has left behind another history.
No male batsman has ever played an innings of 229 in the history of cricket. Belinda Clarke of Australia played an unbeaten innings of 229 off 155 balls in the women’s ODIs in 1996.
Latham’s career best run is 264. He played a great innings against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 2016.