Some of the best bowlers in the world have managed to record incredible bowling figures in ODI (One-day International) cricket. Now we will share with you the top 10 bowling figures in the history of cricket.
1. Chaminda Vaas – 8/19
The former Sri Lankan pacer took eight wickets and gave 19 runs in ODI against Zimbabwe in Colombo in 2001. He took a wicket with the first ball of the match and a hat-trick to finish with remarkable figures of 8/19 from just eight overs. Zimbabwe was bowled out for just 38 runs in 16 overs. Sri Lanka had chased the total in 5 overs to seal a nine-wicket victory.
2. Shahid Afridi – 7/12
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi took seven wickets and gave 12 runs against West Indies in just nine overs in 2013. This was the second innings of the match when Pakistan was defending a total of 225 runs. Afridi’s 7/12 helped Pakistan to clinch a 126-run victory.
3. Glenn McGrath – 7/15
Former Australian speedster Glenn McGrath dismissed seven Namibian batsmen and gave only 15 runs in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. This happened in the second innings when Australians were defending a total of 302 runs in 50 overs. McGrath’s seven wickets helped the team to register a win. Further, that year Australia had lifted the World Cup title.
4. Rashid Khan – 7/18
The Afghanistan mystery spinner took seven wickets with giving 18 runs against West Indies while defending a total of 213 runs in 50 overs. His seven-wicket haul led Afghanistan to a 63 run victory against West Indies in 2017.
5. Andy Bichel – 7/20
Former Australian bowler Andy Bichel took seven wickets and gave 20 runs which restricted England to 204 runs with the loss of eight wickets in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. Also, in the second innings of the match when Australia was struggling at 135 runs with the loss of eight wickets, Bichel scored 34 runs knock and led the Aussies to victory.
6. Muttiah Muralitharan – 7/30
Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took seven wickets with giving 30 runs against India while they were defending a total of 295 runs in the 2000 Champions Trophy. Sri Lanka had registered that match by 68 runs.
7. Tim Southee – 7/33
In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Tim Southee took seven wickets with giving 33 runs against England in the first innings that restricted England to 123 runs. The Blackcaps then chased 124 runs in 12.2 overs and registered victory by eight wickets.
8. Trent Boult – 7/34
The Blackcaps premium pacer Trent Boult took seven wickets and gave 34 runs against West Indies in Christchurch in 2017. The Kiwis had set a total of 326 runs and Trent’s seven-wicket haul led them to 204 runs victory.
9. Waqar Younis – 7/36
Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis took seven wickets and gave 36 runs against England in the 2001 Netwest Series in Headingley. His seven-wicket haul stopped England’s innings at 156 runs. After England bowled out for 156 runs, Pakistan chased the total and won by six wickets.
10. Aaqid Javid – 7/37
Former Pakistan pacer Aaqid Javid took seven wickets and gave 37 runs against Indian in Sharjah in 1991. His seven-wicket haul led Pakistan to successfully defend the total of 263 and winning by 72 runs.