Five-wicket haul

Summary

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1][2] occurs when a bowler takes five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded by critics as a notable achievement,[3] equivalent to a century from a batsman.[4]

The Lord's honours board commemorating English five or ten wicket hauls at Lord's.
Scoreboard summarising Samit Patel's 5-wicket haul. The bar chart shows the runs conceded (white rectangles) and wickets taken (red dots) in each over.
Scoreboard summarising Samit Patel's 5-wicket haul. The bar chart shows the runs conceded (white rectangles) and wickets taken (red dots) in each over.

Taking a five-wicket haul at Lord's earns the bowler a place on the Lord's honours boards.[5]

RecordsEdit

As of 2021, only nine cricketers have taken a five-wicket haul in all three international formats of the game (Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20 International): Sri Lankans Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga, Indians Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav, New Zealander Tim Southee, South African Imran Tahir, Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan, Pakistani Umar Gul.[6] and Afghan Rashid Khan

In 2018, Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Zadran, aged 16, became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI.[7] In 2019, Pakistani cricketer Naseem Shah, also aged 16, became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a Test match.[8] Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan is the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a T20 international match; he was 18 at the time.[9]

Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the most five-wicket hauls in Test matches with 67,[10] and Pakistani Waqar Younis has taken the most five-wicket hauls in ODIs with 13.[11] The record for most five-wicket hauls in T20Is is two, which has been achieved by seven cricketers.[12]

List of bowlers who have taken five-wicket hauls in all three international formatsEdit

As of February 2022, only 10 players have taken five-wicket hauls in all three international formats.[13]

  indicates that the player is still an active international cricketer.

Sl. Bowler Tests ODIs T20Is Refs
First 5W-haul 5WI First 5W-haul 5WI First 5W-haul 5WI
1   Tim Southee   5/55 v   England (22 Mar 2008) 14 5/33 v   Pakistan (22 Jan 2011) 3 5/18 v   Pakistan (26 Dec 2010) 1 [13][14]
2   Ajantha Mendis 6/99 v   Bangladesh (4 Feb 2014) 4 6/13 v   India (6 Jul 2008) 3 6/8 v   Zimbabwe (18 Sep 2012) 2 [15][16]
3   Lasith Malinga 5/80 v   New Zealand (4 Apr 2005) 3 5/34 v   Pakistan (15 Jun 2010) 8 5/31 v   England (1 Oct 2012) 2 [13][17]
4   Bhuvneshwar Kumar   6/82 v   England (9 Jul 2014) 4 5/42   Sri Lanka (3 Sep 2017) 1 5/24 v   South Africa (18 Feb 2018) 1 [18][19]
5   Umar Gul 5/31 v   India (5 Apr 2004) 4 5/17 v   Bangladesh (13 Sep 2003) 2 5/6 v   New Zealand (13 Jun 2009) 2 [13][20]
6   Imran Tahir 5/32 v   Pakistan (23 Oct 2013) 2 5/45 v   West Indies (27 Feb 2015) 3 5/24 v   New Zealand (17 Feb 2017) 2 [13][21]
7   Kuldeep Yadav   5/57 v   West Indies (4 Oct 2018) 2 6/25 v   England (12 Jul 2018) 1 5/24 v   England (3 Jul 2018) 1 [22][23]
8   Shakib Al Hasan   7/36 v   New Zealand (17 Oct 2008) 18 5/47 v   Zimbabwe (7 Nov 2015) 2 5/20 v   West Indies (20 Dec 2018) 1 [24][25]
9   Rashid Khan   5/82 v   Ireland (15 Mar 2019) 3 6/43 v   Ireland (17 Mar 2017) 4 5/3 v   Ireland (10 Mar 2017) 2 [26][27]
10   Jason Holder   5/30 v   Pakistan (30 Oct 2016) 8 5/27 v   India (2 Jul 2017) 2 5/27 v   England (30 Jan 2022) 1 [28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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