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We have often witnessed batsmen scoring some brilliant centuries, we have seen fielders taking exquisite catches, and we have also seen bowlers picking five or more than five wickets in a match.

There have also been incidents when players have picked ten or more wickets in test matches, but how often have we seen the same player scoring a ton and picking up five wickets in an ODI match? Well, that is our talking point for this article.

In the history of limited-overs cricket, only four players have managed to score at least a ton and pick at least five wickets in the same game. Let's see who these stars are!

Paul Collingwood (England)

Paul Collingwood ODI
Paul Collingwood (image credits- crickettimes.com)

It was the Natwest Series in 2005, and England hosted Bangladesh at Nottingham on June 21, days after Bangladesh had stunned the World Champions Australia.

England were batting first and the English were off to a flying start with Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss both batting magnificently as they put up 141 on the board before Trescothick lost his wicket to Nazmul Hossain on a score of 85 in just 65 balls.

Trescothick batted through the innings but was let down from the other side as early wickets of Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff put England on the back seat. But it was Paul Collingwood who came to his side's rescue by not only supporting Strauss from the other end but also scoring a blistering 112 in just 86 balls, firing ten fours and five sixes in his innings. He stayed unbeaten as Trescothick departed for 152 and England finished with 391 on the board with the loss of four wickets.

Bangladesh were under tremendous pressure but Javed Omar and Mohammad Ashraful became the standout performers as Bangladesh stumbled for 223 in 45.2 overs. The Paul Collingwood show continued in the second innings as well, picking six wickets for just 31 runs from his ten overs, and most importantly, dismissing both Omar and Ashraful.

Rohan Mustafa (UAE)

Rohan Mustafa ODI
Rohan Mustafa (image credits- thenationallnews.com)

UAE player Rohan Mustafa had a phenomenal in 2017 during Papa New Guinea's tour as he fired 109, with UAE batting first, putting 251 runs. The UAE skipper then went on to pick five wickets for 25 runs as well, as UAE clinched the series with an enormous 103-run triumph.

Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)

Amelia Kerr ODI
Amelia Kerr  (image credits- icc-cricket.com)

It was the third ODI held in Dublin as New Zealand women toured Ireland and England.

A player from the women's world of cricket, Amelia Kerr certainly achieved equal or more than the other players on the list as she scored an unbeaten 232, the record for the highest individual score in Women's ODI.

She did it against Ireland, who had no answers to her shots and couldn't cause her any kinds of problem. She became the only woman in Women's cricket to score a double-century. She scored 31 boundaries and two sixes with a strike rate of 160 as New Zealand registered a mammoth total of 440, the third-highest score in women's ODI cricket.

Kerr turned out to be the star of the other innings too as she picked 5-17 in seven overs, with two maidens and an economy of 2.42.

Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies)

Sir Vivian Richards ODI
Sir Vivian Richards (Image Credits: Wisden)

The best usually comes at the end and the final member of the list is someone who endured this feat before all the others. Sir Viv Richards scored 119 from 113 balls, scoring ten fours and four sixes.

It was March 18, 1987, 1st ODI at Dunedin when the legend achieved this feat as the West Indies finished the innings with 237/9.

In response to this, the Kiwi couldn't do much as their innings was summed up at 142 in 42.1 overs, with Sir Viv Richards picking up a fifer (5-41) and becoming the only player to do so in limited-overs cricket until Paul Collingwood joined him in 2005.

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