Imran Tahir, with his 7 for 45 vs West Indies at Basseterre on June 15, 2016, has not only produced his career-best bowling performance but also recorded the best bowling performance by a South African bowler in an ODI. He is the first South African bowler to bag seven wickets in an ODI.
Tahir is the second bowler to bag seven wickets in an ODI vs West Indies – the first being Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi – 7 for 12 at Providence on July 14, 2013.
Tahir raced to his 100 wickets in just 58 matches to become the quickest South African bowler to this feat. He is now the fourth quickest to this milestone and just three bowlers have taken less ODIs than Tahir to race to 100 wickets in ODIs – Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) – 53 matches; Shane Bond (New Zealand) – 54 and Brett Lee (Australia) – 55.
Ten bowlers with seven wickets or more in an innings
Stats : Rajesh Kumar/ Graphics: Manoj K G