Records are meant to be broken. However, some records are incredible and extremely difficult to achieve. Records are more than just that. It indicates you are the greatest globally and have set the bar high for others to follow.
Being first is the best way to be recognized, and being the record holder has worth. People like to be at the top of the list, so records are highly regarded and respected. Any cricketer may break that record; all it takes is devotion, hard effort, and consistency.
Yes, here are some of the most outstanding bowling records that will be difficult to surpass in the coming years.
Number 5: Sunil Josh
Record: The man who drove 40 miles every day for practice bowled six maiden overs and took five deliveries at an economy rate of 0.60 runs for an over.
Sunil Joshi holds the fifth position on our list. In 1999, four teams competed in the 50-over LG Cup in Kenya from September to October. India, South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe were among the teams who competed. The event has been held in a round-robin format, with a finale between India & South Africa.
Although South Africa won the tournament, India had outscored the Proteas in their first encounter at the LG Cup. In September, India hosted South Africa’s Hansie Cronje’s side in the first game of the LG Cup series. Cronje’s squad played once after winning the toss, but left-arm bowler Sunil Joshi’s performance ruined their innings.
The slow left-arm conventional sliced through the South African batting line-up, lowering them to 45/4 & 85/7 before being dismissed for 117 runs. India won by eight wickets following an efficient chase in 22.4 overs.
Derek Crookes was his team’s lone wicket-taker that day. Until being bowled by Crookes, Indian batters Sourav Ganguly and Sadagoppan Ramesh scored substantial runs in the chase. India accomplished the chase with 27.2 overs standing, with R Vijay Rahul Dravid and Bharadwaj undefeated. However, Joshi’s 5-wicket haul with his scores of 10-6-6-5 remained the game’s highlight.
In his quota of 10 overs, he delivered six maiden overs and only gave up 6. His five picks for six runs were the most extraordinary bowling performance in the series. S.Joshi, on the other hand, went wicketless in the next three games.
Number 4: Phil Simmons
Record: He bowled eight maiden overs in ten overs, giving up just three runs while scooping up four dismissals at an economy rate of 0.30 runs for an over.
Pakistan was taken aback by the most stunning performances by West Indian all-rounder Phil Simmons in 1992 December. Its most economical period in ODI history was witnessed at Sydney Cricket Ground when West Indies thrashed Pakistan in a Benson & Hedges Championship Game event.
Simmons is more renowned for his hard-hitting batting. However, his bowling stole the show that day, helping his team defend a modest score. It was match eight of the series, and the competition was starting to heat up as the players competed for a spot in the championship game.
Simmons was diminutive compared to the hulking figures of Patterson & Ambrose, but his intelligent medium speed was enough to bother Pakistan.
Patterson’s dismissal of Rameez Raja started the ball rolling for West Indies. Then came Simmons’ surge, as he took the next four wickets, offering only three runs at an economy rate of 0.30 runs for an over. He threw eight maidens.
Simmons was named man-of-the-match after his 10-8-3-4 stats, which are still the most efficient in ODIs. Because of Simmons, the West Indies captured the Benson & Hedges World Series in 1992.
Simmons is the fifth-highest wickets taker position in the Benson & Hedges World Series.
Number 3: Stuart Binny
Record: He took six wickets for just four runs while protecting the lowest total of 105.
In the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and India, Stuart Binny made history by dismissing six wickets for only four runs in 4.4 overs to help India bowl Bangladesh out for 58. In a game in which only 105 runs were made, India won 47 runs. To make the Bangladeshi batters quiet, Mohit and Yadav’s initial bowlers intentionally kept tight and generated decent movement off the ground. Yadav, in particular, was successful in getting the ball to go quickly. Mohit maintained his strong IPL form and was cost-effective.
The batters, Rahim and Mithun, were cautious at first, but they went all out as they gained their bearings. Stuart Binny then flipped the game on its head. He was awarded for his tight bowling with two sequential maiden overs, which witnessed Mushfiqur Rahim fall to Wriddhiman Saha.
Binny then returned to deliver the 13th over from the innings, striking twice in two balls, dismissing Mithun Ali for a calm 26 and Mahmudullah for a golden duck. He bowled 28 balls in the match, and 26 balls were dot balls.
Hossain was Bangladesh’s lone hope, and he and newcomer Taskin Ali helped keep the ship afloat. But, on the other hand, Stuart Binny quickly ended Nasir’s fight, bowling him off an inside edge to clinch an incredible five-wicket haul. He subsequently bowled Al-Amin Hossain of six for four to finish with mind-numbing numbers.
Binny has now announced the plan for his retirement. He appeared in six Tests, fourteen One-Day Internationals, and three Twenty-20 Internationals, accumulating 459 runs and taking 24 wickets.
Stuart is most known for punching above his weight and giving it his all, even though his renowned father Roger had to resign from the selection committee due to potential interest conflicts.
Stuart expressed gratitude to the BCCI, his numerous teams, teammates, and coaches for contributing to his development as a cricketer.
Number 2: Chaminda Vaas
Record: He holds the record of taking a hat-trick during the first three deliveries of an ODI that too in a World Cup.
Bangladesh was the next to get the Vaas therapy, with the Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler taking the first three wickets within the first three deliveries of the match.
A hat-trick to start things off, following two more wickets, took Bangladesh to its knees, allowing them to be bowled out for only 124 runs. The Sri Lankan batters spent no time or energy rushing to 125 in 21.1 overs and securing a convincing 10-wicket victory.
Vaas was uncontrollable as he launched himself into his celebration sprint, his arms extended wide like an eagle flying high over an eddy. Vaas, unsatisfied, caught Sanwar Hossain in the front of the stumps off the fifth delivery of the first over, with the Bangla tigers on 5/4. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it to make a comeback from that position. Sri Lanka finished 1st in the points table of the 2003 world Cup but lost in the semis against Australia.
Vaas became the first player to capture three wickets in an ODI’s opening three deliveries. He also joins Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq as such third guy in one-day history to score two hat-tricks.
Vaas was the leading wicket-taker in the 2003 world cup. Vaas has taken 355 picks in 111 Tests and 400 dismissals in 322 ODI, making him Sri Lanka’s most strongly backed bowler. He left Test cricket in 2009, just after his ODI career ended.
Number 1: Guess what? Our top position is also Chaminda Vaas, for the record of holding eight wickets in a single match(ODI).
In December 2001, Sri Lanka hosted the LG Abans Triangular Series, an ODI cricket competition. The nationally – representative cricketers were the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe competed in a tri-nation series.
Sri Lanka thrashed West Indies by 34 runs to take the LG Abans triangular series at Premadasa International Stadium, squashing Caribbean dreams for a face-saving triumph to finish an otherwise ill-fated visit.
The History were made on December 08,2001 in a match between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in the first match of LG Abans Triangular Series. After winning the toss Sri Lanka elected to field first.
Chaminda Vaas started attacking Zimbabwean batting unit in the very first over itself and dismissed opener Dion Ebrahim in the very first ball of the innings. He continued his attack and dismantled every Zimbabweans .At the end of the innings he took 8 wickets for just 19 runs with 3 maiden overs. Furthermore out of 48 deliveries in the match he bowled 42 dot balls which is quite unbelievable. Zimbabwe scored just 38 runs and went all out in just 15.4 overs. Sri Lanka chased the target in just 4.2 overs.
In a single match, Vaas is still leading the highest ODI wickets taker in single innings. In July 2017, Vaas took over as Sri Lanka’s bowling trainer from Champaka Ramanayake. According to Sri Lanka Cricket, Vaas has been the team’s trainer for India’s 2017 trip to Sri Lanka. Vaas took over as Sri Lanka’s pace bowling coach from David Saker in February 2021.
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