Check : Wanindu Hasaranga Equals 33-Year-Old Record with Third Consecutive Five-Wicket Haul in ODIs

Wanindu Hasaranga Equals 33-Year-Old : On June 25, 2023, Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan leg-spinner, achieved a remarkable feat in One Day Internationals (ODIs) by picking his third consecutive five-wicket haul. This accomplishment allowed him to equal a 33-year-old record set by the Pakistani legend, Waqar Younis. Hasaranga accomplished this feat during the ODI World Cup qualifiers match against Ireland.

During the match, Wanindu Hasaranga claimed figures of 5 for 79, playing a vital role in Sri Lanka’s comprehensive 133-run victory over Ireland at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Despite being the second-most expensive five-wicket haul in ODI history, Hasaranga’s performance was crucial in guiding Sri Lanka to victory and securing their place in the Super Six stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 qualifiers.

By achieving this feat, Wanindu Hasaranga became the second player and the first spinner in ODI history to record three consecutive five-wicket hauls. Waqar Younis previously achieved this feat in 1990 against New Zealand and West Indies. Hasaranga’s bowling figures in the three matches leading up to this record were 6/24 against the United Arab Emirates, 5/13 against Oman, and 5/79 against Ireland .

Wanindu Hasaranga’s exceptional performance not only helped him equal Waqar Younis’ long-standing record but also elevated his career wickets tally to 56 in 43 matches [1]. His consistent performances and ability to take wickets make him a valuable asset for the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Overall, Wanindu Hasaranga’s achievement of equaling Waqar Younis’ record by picking his third consecutive five-wicket haul in ODIs showcases his skill and significant contribution to Sri Lankan cricket.

 

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