Pat Cummins Reaches Milestone as Test Captain

Pat Cummins 100 Wickets: Pat Cummins, the current Australian cricket team captain, achieved a significant milestone during the ongoing first Test against New Zealand in Wellington. On day 2 of the match, Cummins claimed his 100th Test wicket as captain, joining an elite list of cricketing legends.

Pat Cummins Journey to 100 Wickets

 

Prior to the Test, Cummins was just one wicket away from reaching this feat. He achieved the landmark by dismissing Daryl Mitchell. This achievement makes him only the second Australian captain, after Richie Benaud, to reach the milestone.

Cummins reached the milestone with impressive bowling figures of 1 for 33 in his 10 overs on day 2. His consistent performance and leadership skills have been instrumental in Australia’s success.

Pat Cummins Joining the Elite List

Cummins now joins a prestigious group of cricketers who have achieved 100 Test wickets as captains. This list includes legendary figures such as Imran Khan, Richie Benaud, and others.

MOST TEST WICKETS AS CAPTAIN

 

  • Imran Khan (PAK): 187 wickets
  • Richie Benaud (AUS): 138 wickets
  • Garfield Sobers (WI): 117 wickets
  • Daniel Vettori (NZ): 116 wickets
  • Kapil Dev (IND): 111 wickets
  • Wasim Akram (PAK): 107 wickets
  • Bishan Singh Bedi (IND): 106 wickets
  • Shaun Pollock (SA): 103 wickets
  • Jason Holder (WI): 100 wickets
  • Pat Cummins (AUS): 100 wickets

 

Imran Khan leads the list with 187 Test wickets as Pakistan captain, followed by Richie Benaud with 138 wickets. Cummins’ achievement underscores his importance in Australian cricket history.

In addition to Cummins’ milestone, the Australian team has showcased dominance in the ongoing Test match against New Zealand.

Cameron Green’s unbeaten knock of 174 runs in 275 deliveries was a highlight of Australia’s batting performance. His partnership with Josh Hazlewood added valuable runs for the team.New Zealand faced a daunting task in reply, crumbling to a total of 179 runs in their innings. Despite efforts from batsmen like Glenn Phillips, they struggled against Australia’s bowling attack.

Australia’s seamers left New Zealand reeling at 29 for 5, demonstrating their prowess with the ball. Tim Southee provided a brief challenge late in the day, but Australia remains firmly in control of the match.

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Despite his recent achievement, Cummins has expressed uncertainty about his long-term captaincy. His focus remains on contributing to the team’s success on the field. With a substantial lead of 217 runs at the end of day 2, Australia is well-placed to dominate the remainder of the Test match. Their performance reflects their determination to maintain their position as a cricketing powerhouse.

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