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In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1] is when a bowler takes five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded by the critics as a notable achievement.[2] As of 2018, only eight 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.[3] In 2018, Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Zadran, aged 16, became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI.[4] Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the most five-wicket hauls in Test matches with 67,[5] and Pakistani Waqar Younis has taken the most five-wicket hauls in ODIs with 13.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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

As of September 2019, only 9 player have taken five-wicket haul in all three international format.[9]

Sl. Bowler Tests ODIs T20Is Refs
First 5W-haul 5WI First 5W-haul 5WI First 5W-haul 5WI
1   Tim Southee 5/55 v   England (22 Mar 2008) 8 5/33 v   Pakistan (22 Jan 2011) 3 5/18 v   Pakistan (26 Dec 2010) 1 [9][10]
2   Ajantha Mendis 6/99 v   Bangladesh (4 Feb 2014) 4 6/13 v   India (6 Jul 2008) 3 6/8 v   Zimbabwe (18 Sep 2012) 2 [11][12]
3   Lasith Malinga 5/80 v   New Zealand (4 Apr 2005) 3 5/34 v   Pakistan (15 Jun 2010) 8 5/31 v   England (1 Oct 2012) 2 [9][13]
4   Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/82 v   England (9 Jul 2014) 4 5/42   Sri Lanka (3 Sep 2017) 1 5/24 v   South Africa (18 Feb 2018) 1 [14][15]
5   Umar Gul 5/31 v   India (5 Apr 2004) 4 5/17 v   Bangladesh (13 Sep 2003) 2 5/6 v   New Zealand (13 Jun 2009) 2 [9][16]
6   Imran Tahir 5/32 v   Pakistan (23 Oct 2013) 2 5/45 v   West Indies (27 Feb 2015) 3 5/24 v   New Zealand (17 Feb 2017) 2 [9][17]
7   Kuldeep Yadav 5/57 v   West Indies (4 Oct 2018) 2 6/25 v   England (12 Jul 2018) 1 5/24 v   England (3 Jul 2018) 1 [18][19]
8   Shakib Al Hasan 7/36 v   New Zealand (17 Oct 2008) 18 5/47 v   Zimbabwe (7 Nov 2015) 2 5/20 v   West Indies (20 Dec 2018) 1 [20][21]
9   Rashid Khan 5/82 v   Ireland (15 Mar 2019) 3 6/43 v   Ireland (17 Mar 2017) 4 5/3 v   Ireland (10 Mar 2017) 2 [22][23]

ReferencesEdit

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