Every bowler has a desire to get five or more wickets in a match but only a few did it. Here is a list of Top 10 Best Bowling Performances In ODI Cricket History. Chaminda Vass is the leader of this updated list with 8 wickets and no one ever achieved the feat accept Vaas. Mr. Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi is 2nd with 7/12 bowling figures in 2013 vs West Indies. Now, let’s see who delivered the Top 10 Best Bowling Performances In ODI Cricket History.
Best Bowling Performances In ODI Cricket History
One of the most under-rated fast bowlers of this era Tim Southee is the most recent inclusion in this list. Southee has scalped 7 wickets vs England in a group match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. And, he destroys them within 123 runs in 33.2 overs.
10. Imran Tahir -- 7/45
The first leg spinner in the list, South African star Imran Tahir, known as a wonderful turner of the ball. He has been equally beneficial in all the types of pitches across the globe. His 7/45 came against the West Indies team definitely deserves its mention among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
9. Aaqib Javed -- 7/37
Cricketing star Aaqib Javed, the Former Pakistani pacer has the 9th best bowling figures in ODI’s. He got 7 wickets against India at Sharjah stadium. And, he did that just by giving away 37 runs. Aaqib’s 7/37 bowling figure has remained a world record from 1993 to 2000. Besides, this record surely deserves its mention among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
8. Waqar Younis -- 7/36
One of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Waqar Younis, has cemented his name in the history of Pakistani Cricket. His 7 wickets for 36 runs against England is still dubbed as one of the best bowling spell delivered by any pacer of his country. Besides, he now holds his place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
7. Tim Southee -- 7/33
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On 20th February 2015 in ODI world cup group Match, Tim Southee took 7 wickets for 33 runs in 9 overs against England to put them on their 3rd all-time lowest score in ICC Cricket World Cup history. New Zealand chased down the target in 12.2 overs. It was also the 3rd fastest runs chase in ODI cricket history. Tim Southee’s 7/33 bowling figure is the 7th all-time best bowling performances in ODI cricket history. Besides, he also dubbed as one of the fastest bowlers in current cricket.
6. Muttiah Muralitharan -- 7/30
One of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, Muttiah Muralitharan, delivered an awesome spell against India at the Sharjah stadium that surpassed the long-standing record of Aaqib Javed. His record has surpassed many times since then. However, his spell still holds the sixth place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history. Besides this record, Muralitharan also has the record for having the most number of wickets in Test and ODI cricket.
5. Andy Bichel -- 7/20
Former Australian fast bowler and one of the best pacers of early 21st century, Andy Bichel, delivered several great performances during his heydays. And, he took 7 wickets of the England team by giving just 20 runs in 2003. And now, this spell holds its place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
4. Rashid Khan -- 7/18
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The young Afghan leg spinner, Rashid Khan is rated as one of the best spin bowlers in the current cricket. He’s been wonderful with the ball either it is IPL, BPL, or the national side international matches. He put in the brilliant figures of 7/18 against the West Indies. And now, it now deserves its mention among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
3. Glenn McGrath -- 7/15
One of the greatest fast bowlers of Austalia, Glenn McGrath, has cemented his name in the history of cricket with his awesome skills. And, he took 7 wickets against the Namibian team in just 15 runs. Besides making the audience completely awestruck, this spell now holds its place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
2. Shahid Afridi -- 7/12
One of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history, Shahid Afridi, is also known as one of the most dangerous batsmen in slog overs. He has taken 7 wickets against West Indies during his comeback match against West Indies a few years ago. He took 7 wickets of the Caribbean team while giving just 12 runs. And now, it now holds its place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
1. Chaminda Vaas -- 8/19
Srilankan left-arm fast Bowler Chaminda Vaas is known as one of the best fast bowlers Sri Lanka has ever produced. He also took one of the most wickets in Test and ODI cricket. Besides, he took 8 wickets while giving just 19 runs against Zimbabwe. And now, this spell deserves the top place among the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history.
So, here is our list of the top 10 best bowling performances in ODI cricket history. We hope you liked this list. And, don’t forget to send us your opinion about this list in the comment box below.