Five-wicket haul

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In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer") [1] occurs when a bowler takes five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded by critics as a notable achievement. [2]

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Australian cricketers use the rhyming slang "getting a Michelle" when they take five wickets in an innings. This means they have taken "Five for" which has become a "Pfeiffer" and hence a "Michelle", in reference to Michelle Pfeiffer. [3]

Records

As of 2018, only nine cricketers have taken a five-wicket haul in all three international formats of the game (Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20 International): Sri Lankans Ajantha Mendis and Lasith Malinga, Indians Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav, New Zealander Tim Southee, South African Imran Tahir, Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani Umar Gul. [4]

In 2018, Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Zadran, aged 16, became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI and Harvey Kendall being the second youngest. [5]

Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the most five-wicket hauls in Test matches with 67, [6] and Pakistani Waqar Younis has taken the most five-wicket hauls in ODIs with 13. [7] The record for most five-wicket hauls in T20Is is two, shared by three cricketers: South African Imran Tahir, Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis, and Pakistani Umar Gul. [8]

List of bowlers who have taken five-wicket hauls in all three international formats

As of September 2019, only 9 players have taken five-wicket hauls in all three international formats. [9]

Sl.BowlerTestsODIsT20IsRefs
First 5W-haul5WIFirst 5W-haul5WIFirst 5W-haul5WI
1 Flag of New Zealand.svg Tim Southee 5/55 v Flag of England.svg  England (22 Mar 2008)105/33 v Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (22 Jan 2011)35/18 v Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (26 Dec 2010)1 [9] [10]
2 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Ajantha Mendis 6/99 v Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh (4 Feb 2014)46/13 v Flag of India.svg  India (6 Jul 2008)36/8 v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe (18 Sep 2012)2 [11] [12]
3 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Lasith Malinga 5/80 v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (4 Apr 2005)35/34 v Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (15 Jun 2010)85/31 v Flag of England.svg  England (1 Oct 2012)2 [9] [13]
4 Flag of India.svg Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/82 v Flag of England.svg  England (9 Jul 2014)45/42 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (3 Sep 2017)15/24 v Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (18 Feb 2018)1 [14] [15]
5 Flag of Pakistan.svg Umar Gul 5/31 v Flag of India.svg  India (5 Apr 2004)45/17 v Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh (13 Sep 2003)25/6 v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (13 Jun 2009)2 [9] [16]
6 Flag of South Africa.svg Imran Tahir 5/32 v Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (23 Oct 2013)25/45 v WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies (27 Feb 2015)35/24 v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (17 Feb 2017)2 [9] [17]
7 Flag of India.svg Kuldeep Yadav 5/57 v WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies (4 Oct 2018)26/25 v Flag of England.svg  England (12 Jul 2018)15/24 v Flag of England.svg  England (3 Jul 2018)1 [18] [19]
8 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Shakib Al Hasan 7/36 v Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (17 Oct 2008)185/47 v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe (7 Nov 2015)25/20 v WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies (20 Dec 2018)1 [20] [21]
9 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Rashid Khan 5/82 v Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland (15 Mar 2019)36/43 v Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland (17 Mar 2017)45/3 v Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland (10 Mar 2017)2 [22] [23]

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