Sports Cricket 23 Jan 2019 Mohammed Shami pips ...

Mohammed Shami pips Irfan Pathan, becomes fastest Indian to achieve 100 ODI scalps

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Published Jan 23, 2019, 2:04 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2019, 8:50 pm IST
Shami continued his good showing in the limited overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.
Shami' wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length. (Photo: AP)
 Shami' wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length. (Photo: AP)

Napier: Seamer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals, reaching the mark in the opening match against New Zealand here.

This was his 56th game in the 50-over format.

 

Shami' wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length.

With his brilliant opening burst at McLean Park, the 28-year-old Shami continued his good showing in the limited overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.

Before Shami, Irfan Pathan reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs, while Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other Indian bowlers to complete a century of wickets in the quickest time.

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