Hasaranga Creates Record: Wanindu Joins Pakistan great for most consecutive 5 wicket hauls in ODIs

Wanindu Hatasanga Joins Pakistan great for most consecutive five-wicket hauls in ODIs: In a remarkable performance at the start of Sri Lanka’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier campaign, Wanindu Hasaranga has equaled the record for the most consecutive five-wicket hauls in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

His outstanding achievement sees him join Pakistan’s legendary bowler Waqar Younis.

During Sri Lanka’s match against Ireland, Hasaranga displayed his spin bowling skills by taking an impressive 5 wickets for 79 runs from 10 overs. This remarkable feat not only helped his team but also etched his name in the cricket record books.

With three consecutive five-wicket hauls, Hasaranga has proven to be a formidable force and a key asset for Sri Lanka in their quest for World Cup qualification.

The exceptional journey of Wanindu Hasaranga’s consecutive five-wicket hauls in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 continues to impress.

The 25-year-old leg-spinner embarked on this incredible streak by claiming remarkable figures of 6/24 against the UAE.

He followed it up with another sensational performance, taking 5/13 against Oman, further solidifying his impact on the tournament.

With an astonishing total of 16 wickets from Sri Lanka’s opening three ODIs, Hasaranga has established himself as a key player in his team’s campaign.

Waqar Younis Consecutive Five Wicket Haul’s

This outstanding achievement has drawn comparisons to the legendary Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis, who originally set the record.

Waqar, an esteemed member of the ICC Hall of Fame, achieved this feat with a memorable performance of 5/52 against the West Indies in 1990.

His journey began with consecutive five-wicket hauls against New Zealand, with figures of 5/11 and 5/16.

Waqar Younis Bowling Record Stats
Waqar Younis Bowling Stats

Waqar’s remarkable ODI career saw him finish with a total of 13 five-wicket hauls, a record that still stands to this day. He amassed 416 wickets from 262 ODIs, solidifying his status as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.

Unfortunately, he missed out on participating in Pakistan’s historic triumph in the 1992 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup due to an injury.

On the other hand, Wanindu Hasaranga, with his recent outstanding performances, currently boasts 61 wickets from 44 ODIs.

The three consecutive five-wicket hauls mark a significant milestone in his budding career.

As Sri Lanka progresses in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, Hasaranga will have the opportunity to surpass Waqar’s record when his team faces Scotland in their final group stage match.

Consecutive five-wicket hauls in men’s ODIs

Consecutive five-wicket hauls records in men’s ODIs are a rare and remarkable achievement. The following players have achieved consecutive five-wicket hauls in men’s ODIs:

Player (Team)Consecutive five-wicket haulsYear
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)32023
Waqar Younis (Pakistan)31990
Naseem Shah (Pakistan)22022-23
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)22019-20
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)22019
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)22015
Mitchell Starc (Australia)22013
Brian Vitori (Zimbabwe)22011
Ryan Harris (Australia)22010
Waqar Younis (Pakistan)22001
Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan)21999
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)21997
Aaqib Javed (Pakistan)21997
Waqar Younis (Pakistan)21990
Ashantha de Mel (Sri Lanka)21983
Gary Gilmour (Australia)21975
Source: ICC Cricket Website

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