Top 10 Best Bowling Figures in ODI History
Here is a list of top 10 Best Bowling Figures in ODI. Chaminda Vass is the leader of this List with 8 Wickets. No one ever has picked up 8 wickets in a match except Vaas. Shahid Afridi is 2nd with 7 wickets for 12 runs bowling figures in 2013 vs West Indies.
#10 Winston Davis – West Indies
West Indian Bowler Winston Davis holds the record of 10th best bowling figures in ODI. He picked up 7 wickets for 51 runs in 10.3 overs. His performance came against Australia at Leeds on 11 Jun 1983. He picked up 7 wickets at economy rate of 4.85 runs per over.
#09 Imran Tahir – South Africa
South African leg spinner Imran Tahir has achieved great success since his debut in ODIs. He achieved 9th best bowling figures in ODI history at Basseterre on 15 Jun 2016 v West Indies. He took 7 wickets for 49 runs in 9 overs. In this bowling effort his economy rate was 5 runs per over.
#08 Aaqib Javed – Pakistan
Aaqib Javed is the former fast bowler from Pakistan. He was a master of reverse swing on his own. He achieved 8th best bowling figures in ODI history v India at Sharjah on 25 October 1991. Aqib Javed got 7 wickets for 37 runs in 10 overs. In his spell he bowled 1 maiden over and got his wickets at economy rate of 3.70 runs per over. Aaqib’s Bowling Figure of 7 wickets for 37 runs remained world record from 1993 to 2000.
#07 Waqar Younis – Pakistan
Waqar Younis, the former Pakistani pacer has the 7th Best Bowling Figures in ODI’s. Waqar Younis was master of reverse swinging Yorkers. He bowled this destructive spell of bowling v England at Leeds on 17 June 2001. Waqar picked up 7 wickets for 36 runs in 10 overs. His economy rate was 3.60 in this bowling effort.
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#06 Tim Southee – New Zealand
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has the 6th best bowling figures in ODI. He took 7 wickets for just 33 runs in his 9 overs England in ICC ODI world cup 2015 at Wellington on 20 February 2015. He took these wickets with economy rate of 3.66.
#05 Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was a magician with the ball. Muralitharan is also the highest wicket taker in ODIs history. Muralitharan has the 5th best bowling figures in ODI history. He took 7 wickets for 30 runs v India at Sharjah on 27 October 2000. In his spell Muralitharan bowled 1 maiden over and bowled with economy rate of 3.0 run per over.
#04 Andy Bichel – Australia
Andrew Andy Bichel of Australia has the 4th best bowling figures in ODI history. He achieved this feat v England at Port Elizabeth on 2 March 2003. He took 7 wickets for 20 runs in his 10 overs spell with economy rate of 2.0.
#03 Glenn McGrath – Australia
Australian former fast bowler was one of the best right arm fast bowlers of his generation. He bowled 3rd best bowling figures in ODI v Namibia at Potchefstroom on 27 February 2002. McGrath bowled 7 overs and took 7 wickets for 15 runs bowling 4 maiden overs with economy rate of 2.14 runs per over.
#02 Shahid Afridi – Pakistan
Shahid Afridi bowled a magical bowling spell in a low scoring game v West Indies. Afridi took 7 wickets for only 12 runs in 9 overs bowling 3 maiden overs with very low economy rate of 1.33 runs per over. Afridi made this record in Providence, West Indies on 14 July 2013.
#01 Chaminda Vaas – Sri Lanka
Australian fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has the best ever bowling figures in ODIs history. He bowled record bowling spell v Zimbabwe at Colombo on 8 December 2001. Vaas took 8 wickets for 19 runs in 8 overs of his spell. Vaas bowled 3 maiden overs and bowled with economy rate of 2.37.