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Lasith Malinga becomes fastest Sri Lankan to complete 250 ODI wickets

Lasith Malinga is the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the 250 ODI wickets mark © Getty Images
Lasith Malinga is the fastest Sri Lankan to reach the 250 ODI wickets mark © Getty Images

Feb 25, 2014

Lasith Malinga became the fastest Sri Lankan to take 250 One-Day International (ODI) wickets. Malinga achieved this feat when he completed a five-wicket haul to script a 12-run win against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2014 at Fatullah. Malinga took 163 ODIs to reach the mark, surpassing Muttiah Muralitharan who did it in 174 ODIs. Malinga is overall sixth on the list of the fastest to reach the 250 ODI wickets feat.

Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq is the fastest to reach the 250 wickets mark.  As far as Sri Lankans are concerned, apart from Muralitharan and Malinga, Chaminda Vaas too has 250 wickets. He took 204 ODIs.

Malinga, before this match had 245 wickets to his name. In the first match of the Asia Cup, Malinga was carted for few runs early on. But the pacer with a slingy action rattled the Pakistanis picking five wickets in a span of just 14 deliveries. He was adjudged man of the match for his match-winning efforts.

Bowlers fastest to reach 250 ODI wickets.

No Bowler Matches
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 138
2 Brett Lee 139
3 Waqar Younis 148
4 Allan Donald 148
5 Shane Warne 161
6 Glenn McGrath 161
7 Makhaya Ntini 162
8 Ajit Agarkar 163
9 Lasith Malinga 163
10 Wasim Akram 173

Full Scorecard of the match in which Malinga completed 250 ODI wickets.

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