Pat Cummins becomes 2nd Australia captain to pick 100 Test wickets 

Written by Shreyas Vyas

Pat Cummins has joined Richie Benaud to become just the second Australia captain to pick 100 Test wickets. Cummins reached the milestone in Australia’s first Test against New Zealand in Wellington.

Cummins joined an elite list of Test captains after picking his 100 Test wicket as Australia’s skipper. He became just the 10th Test captain to take 100 wickets, joining the likes of Imran Khan and Kapil Dev in this rare list.

Cummins got to the landmark by dismissing Daryl Mitchell on Day 2 in Wellington. He ended the innings with one wicket while giving away 33 runs in 10 overs as the Aussies bundled the hosts for 179 runs.

Australia started Day 3 at 279 for 9 and added another 104 runs with Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood forming a record-breaking partnership for the 10th wicket. The two players stitched a 116-run partnership to take their first innings total to 387 runs.

The visitors then bowled out New Zealand for just 179 runs with Nathan Lyon picking a four-wicket haul, while surpassing the legendary Courtney Walsh to become 7th-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.

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