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Trent Boult Records 3rd Fastest 200 ODI Wickets

The New Zealand left-arm fast-medium bowler Trent Boult completed his 200 ODI wickets and became the third fastest to complete 200 ODI wickets.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 14.10.2023
Trent Boult Records 3rd Fastest 200 ODI Wickets

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During the 11th game at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand continued their dominant journey in the tournament while the Blackcaps left-arm fast-medium bowler Trent Boult completed his 200 ODI wickets. He became the third fastest to complete 200 ODI wickets.

After New Zealand chose to field first at Chennai, they restricted Bangladesh to 245/9 in 50 overs. While Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets (3/49), the other New Zealand pacers Trent Boult (2/45) and Matt Henry (2/58) bagged two wickets each.

In reply, New Zealand chased down the target in 42.5 overs after losing two wickets. Captain Kane Williamson scored 78 runs on his return before he was forced to retire hurt due to a thumb injury on a throw. Daryl Mitchell was not out on 89 runs, while the opener Devon Conway scored 45 runs.

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How did Trent Boult complete 200 ODI wickets?

While Boult took the wicket on the first ball of the match by dismissing Bangladesh opener Liton Das (0), his second victim of the match was Towhid Hridoy (13), as his knuckle ball resulted in a successful catch for Santner to earn the seventh breakthrough in the innings.


Trent Boult (Image Credit: X)


With his second wicket of the match, Boult completed his 200 ODI wickets. It was his 107th ODI match, where the New Zealand left-arm fast-medium bowler completed his 200 wickets in his ODI career.


Trent Boult: Third fastest to complete 200 wickets in ODI cricket

Boult became the third-fastest bowler to complete 200 ODI wickets. Meanwhile, he also became the second fastest pacer (after Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc) to complete 200 wickets in ODI cricket.


Fastest to 200 ODI wickets


Player (Team)

Bowling style

Matches to complete 200 wickets

Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Left arm fast

102

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)

Right arm offbreak

104

Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Left arm fast-medium

107

Brett Lee (Australia)

Right arm fast

112

Allan Donald (South Africa)

Right arm fast

117

(Updated until October 13, 2023)


Trent Boult: 6th New Zealand bowler to take 200 ODI wickets

Meanwhile, Boult became the sixth New Zealand bowler to complete 200 ODI wickets. Among them, Boult became the first left-arm pacer, second left-arm bowler, and fifth pacer to take at least 200 wickets in ODI cricket.

New Zealand bowlers with 200 ODI wickets


Player

Bowling style

Wickets

Daniel Vettori

Slow left arm orthodox

297

Kyle Mills

Right arm fast-medium

240

Tim Southee

Right arm medium fast

214

Chris Harris

Right arm medium

203

Trent Boult

Left arm fast-medium

200

Chris Cairns

Right arm fast-medium

200

(Updated until October 13, 2023)

 

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