Top 10 Best Bowling Figures in ODI History

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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