Mohammed Siraj becomes the first player in 179 years of ODI cricket to achieve historic feat

Rohit Sharma’s team India are currently taking on Sri Lanka in the finals of the Asia Cup at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The tournament is being co-hosted by Sri Lanka alongside Pakistan. The ‘Men in Blue’ were certainly touted to be the champions of Asia, and they have demonstrated why they are the invincible giants of the sport.

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Sri Lanka won the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup, which was played in the T20I format. India are the defending champions of the ODI Asia Cup, which they won in 2018. Mohammed Siraj claimed a five-wicket haul in the match.

Asia Cup 2023 Final: Mohammed Siraj Creates History in Colombo

Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling partner, Mohammed Siraj, has run riot in Colombo and has taken a fifer in only 15 odd deliveries. The Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer also became the first and only Indian bowler to claim 4 wickets in one over. With this heroic act and display of immaculate fast bowling, Mohammed Siraj has now become the bowler to claim the fastest five-wicket haul across formats. Siraj broke Usman Khan’s ODI record of claiming a fifer in 21 deliveries and Scott Boland’s Test record of claiming a fifer in 19 deliveries.

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Fastest Fifers in ODI Cricket After IND vs. SL Asia Cup 2023 Finals

Mohammed Siraj (India): 15 deliveries against Sri Lanka, 2023
Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka): 16 deliveries against Bangladesh, 203
Usman Khan (Pakistan): 21 deliveries against Sri Lanka, 2017
Timm Van Der Gugten (Netherlands): 20 deliveries against Canada, 2013

Most Wickets in the First 10 Overs for India in an ODI (Since 2002)

5 Mohd Siraj vs SL Colombo RPS 2023
4 Javagal Srinath vs SL Johannesburg 2003
4 Bhuvneshwar vs SL Port of Spain 2013
4 Jasprit Bumrah vs Eng The Oval 2022

Quickest to 50th ODI Wickets (in Terms of Balls Bowled)

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka): 847 balls
Mohammed Siraj (India): 1002 balls

Six Wicket Hauls in Asia Cup ODIs

6/13 Ajantha Mendis vs Ind Karachi 2008
6/13 Mohd Siraj vs SL Colombo RPS 2023 *