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Top 5 best bowling figures in ODI


  1. Chaminda Vaas (8/19)

The left handed bowler from Sri Lanka who swung the ball has the best ODI figures till date. He took 8/19 against Zimbabwe in Colombo. This match was played on 8th December 2001. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field that day. Vaas looked in dangerous mood swinging the ball both ways. The first ball of the match he dismissed D Ebrahim, Grant Flower, Andy Flower in during first five overs.

He took a hat-trick during that match taking wickets of Stuart Carlisle, Wishart and Tatenda Taibu. It broke the backbone of Zimbabwe batting line up and then picked 2 more wickets. Sri Lanka bowled out Zimbabwe for just 38 in 15.4 overs. The rest of 2 wickets were taken by Muralitharan. The Sri Lankan team chased the target with ease in 4.2 overs winning the match by 9 wickets. Vaas took 8/19 in 8 overs with 3 maidens at an economy of 2.37 runs per over.

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