Tom Latham records Unique Record with 252 Runs vs Bangladesh in 2nd Test
New Zealand captain Tom Latham has created history on the second day of the second Test match against Bangladesh. Tom Latham did something that had never happened in the history of International cricket till today.
The second test match is being played between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. On the second day of this Test match, New Zealand captain Tom Latham has made a new world record to his name.
Tom Latham has done something that has never happened in the history of International cricket till date. Tom Latham recorded this unique record to his as when he was dismissed for 252 runs. The scored the lot from 373 balls, which consists of 34 fours and only 2 sixes.
Tom Latham has become the first player to score exactly 252 individual runs in any forms of International Cricket whether it is Men's or Women's cricket, or whether it is Test, ODI or T20I. With that, now all individual scores ranging from 0 to 264 have been made at least once in the history of International cricket.
The history of cricket is quite historic, but the personal score of 252 runs had not been scored by any batsman till date, so this record of Tom Latham is quite unique in itself.
At the same time Tom Latham's score of 252 runs is also the highest personal score at Hagley Oval. This is Tom Latham's second double Test century of his Test career. Earlier, Tom Latham had scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka, which is also his best score in Test cricket.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd Test 2022
On the other hand, if we talk about the second test match, then the New Zealand team has declared the first innings by scoring 521 runs for the loss 6 wickets.
Bangladesh skipper had the luck as the toss fell in his favour and decided to bowl first. However, their decision proved to be wrong and on the very first day of the Test match, the New Zealand team had scored more than 350 runs at the loss of just one wicket.
On the other hand, New Zealand's batsmen and bowlers dominated in the second day's play as well. Apart from Tom Latham's 252 runs, Conway also played an innings of 109 runs. As of writing this, Bangladesh are in deep trouble, having lost 8 wickets in their first inning for the score of 121 runs from 39 overs.