List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram , retired Pakistani cricketer , took 31 five-wicket hauls during his career in international cricket. In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a “five-for” or “fifer”) [1] [2]refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings . This is Regarded as a significant achievement, [3] and as of 2014 only 41 bowlers-have taken more than 15 five-wicket hauls at international level In Their cricketing careers. [4] [5] A left-arm fast bowler who played his 1984 and 2003 BBC,Akram made his test debut in January 1985, [8] in an innings defeat by New Zealand in Auckland. [9] The following test, in a man-of-the-match performance, he took ten wickets over the two innings, securing his first two five-wicket hauls but still on the losing side. [10] He made another pair of five-wicket hauls in a single match five years later, against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). [11] His career-best figures for 119 runs against New Zealand in Wellington, in February 1994. [8]

Making his One Day International (ODI) debuts in 1984 against New Zealand in Faisalabad , Akram’s first ODI five-wicket haul the next year in Pakistan. [12] In 1989, he took five wickets in a hat-trick (three wickets in consecutive deliveries), against the West Indies . [13] His career-best bowling in ODI cricket was 5 wickets for 15 runs against Zimbabwe in Karachi, in December 1993. [8]

Retiring from international cricket in 2003 after nearly 20 years, [8] Akram took 25 five-wicket hauls in Test Cricket and 6 in ODIs. As of 2014, his position in the all-time lists for the most time is seventh overall in both Tests and ODIs. [4] [5]

Key

symbol Meaning
Dated Date the match was held. Starting date of the match for Test matches.
overs Number of overs bowled in that innings.
runs Runs conceded.
WKTS Number of wickets taken.
batsmen The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul.
Econ Bowling economy rate (average runs per over).
Inn The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken.
result The result for the Pakistan team in that match.
Wasim Akram was selected ” Man of the match “.
* 10 wickets or more taken in the match.

Tests

No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs WKTS Econ batsmen result
1 9 February 1985 * Carisbrook , Dunedin  New Zealand 2 26.0 56 5 2.15
  • Geoff Howarth
  • John Fulton Reid
  • Martin Crowe
  • Jeff Crowe
  • Lance Cairns
Lost [10]
2 9 February 1985 * Carisbrook , Dunedin  New Zealand 4 33.0 72 5 2.18
  • Geoff Howarth
  • John Fulton Reid
  • Jeff Crowe
  • Ian Smith
  • Brendon Bracewell
Lost [10]
3 24 October 1986 Iqbal Stadium , Faisalabad  West Indies 2 25.0 91 6 3.64
  • Gordon Greenidge
  • Roger Harper
  • Malcolm Marshall
  • Viv Richards
  • Courtney Walsh
  • Patrick Patterson
Won [14]
4 11 February 1987 Eden Gardens , Calcutta  india 1 31.0 96 5 3.09
  • Kris Srikkanth
  • Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Mohammed Azharuddin
  • Raju Kulkarni
  • Maninder Singh
Drawn [15]
5 9 December 1989 Jinnah Stadium , Sialkot  india 1 28.2 101 5 3.56
  • Kris Srikkanth
  • Navjot Sidhu
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Kapil Dev
  • Maninder Singh
Drawn [16]
6 12 January 1990 * Melbourne Cricket Ground  australia 1 30.0 62 6 2.06
  • Geoff Marsh
  • David Boon
  • Allan Border
  • Peter Sleep
  • Merv Hughes
  • Terry Alderman
Lost [11]
7 12 January 1990 * Melbourne Cricket Ground  australia 3 41.4 98 5 2.35
  • Dean Jones
  • Steve Waugh
  • Peter Sleep
  • Ian Healy
  • Merv Hughes
Lost [11]
8 19 January 1990 Adelaide Oval  australia 2 43.0 100 5 2.32
  • Geoff Marsh
  • David Boon
  • Steve Waugh
  • Greg Campbell
  • Carl Rackemann
Drawn [17]
9 6 December 1990 Gaddafi Stadium , Lahore  West Indies 3 9.0 28 5 3.11
  • Gus Logie
  • Jeff Dujon
  • Malcolm Marshall
  • Curtly Ambrose
  • Courtney Walsh
Drawn [18]
10 2 July 1992 Old Trafford , Manchester  England 2 36.0 128 5 3.55
  • Alec Stewart
  • Michael Atherton
  • David Gower
  • Chris Lewis
  • Ian Salisbury
Drawn [19]
11 6 August 1992 Kennington Oval , London  England 1 22.1 67 6 3.02
  • Alec Stewart
  • Mark Ramprakash
  • Chris Lewis
  • Derek Pringle
  • Neil Mallender
  • Devon Malcolm
Won [20]
12 2 January 1993 Trust Bank Park , Hamilton  New Zealand 2 22.0 45 5 2.04
  • Blair Hartland
  • Mark Greatbatch
  • Danny Morrison
  • Adam Parore
  • Ken Rutherford
Won [21]
13 9 December 1993 Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium , Rawalpindi  Zimbabwe 4 23.2 65 5 2.78
  • Grant Flower
  • Guy Whittall
  • Glen Bruk-Jackson
  • Eddo Brandes
  • Stephen Peall
Won [22]
14 10 February 1994 Eden Park , Auckland  New Zealand 3 16.1 43 6 2.65
  • Bryan Young
  • Blair Pocock
  • Andrew Jones
  • Mark Greatbatch
  • Simon Doull
  • Michael Owens
Won [23]
15 17 February 1994 * Basin Reserve , Wellington  New Zealand 2 37.0 119 7 3.21
  • Bryan Young
  • Andrew Jones
  • Mark Greatbatch
  • Shane Thomson
  • Tony Blain
  • Matthew Hart
  • Simon Doull
Won [24]
16 9 August 1994 Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium , Colombo  Sri Lanka 4 18.0 43 5 2.38
  • Sanath Jayasuriya
  • Pubudu Dassanayake
  • Kumar Dharmasena
  • Pramodya Wickramasinghe
  • Jayananda Warnaweera
Won [25]
17 28 September 1994 National Stadium , Karachi  australia 3 22.0 63 5 2.86
  • Michael Bevan
  • Steve Waugh
  • Ian Healy
  • Jo Angel
  • Tim May
Won [26]
18 7 February 1995 Queens Sports Club , Bulawayo  Zimbabwe 3 22.3 43 5 1.91
  • Mark Dekker
  • Alistair Campbell
  • David Houghton
  • Andy Flower
  • Bryan Strang
Won [27]
19 8 September 1995 Arbab Niaz Stadium , Peshawar  Sri Lanka 2 20.0 55 5 2.75
  • Sanjeeva Ranatunga
  • Chamara Dunusinghe
  • Chaminda Vaas
  • Pramodya Wickramasinghe
  • Muttiah Muralitharan
Won [28]
20 8 December 1995 Lancaster Park , Christchurch  New Zealand 2 24.5 53 5 2.13
  • Roger Twose
  • Chris Cairns
  • Lee Germon
  • Dipak Patel
  • Dion Nash
Won [29]
21 24 October 1996 * Iqbal Stadium , Faisalabad  Zimbabwe 1 20.0 48 6 2.40
  • Grant Flower
  • Mark Dekker
  • David Houghton
  • Guy Whittall
  • Bryan Strang
  • Pommie Mbangwa
Won [30]
22 27 November 1998 Arbab Niaz Stadium , Peshawar  Zimbabwe 2 23.0 52 5 2.26
  • GJ Rennie
  • ADR Campbell
  • NC Johnson
  • CB Wishart
  • HK Olonga
Lost [31]
23 25 May 2000 * Antigua Recreation Ground , St John’s, Antigua  West Indies 2 26.2 61 6 2.31
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan
  • Ridley Jacobs
  • Franklyn Rose
  • Curtly Ambrose
  • Reon King
Won [32]
24 25 May 2000 * Antigua Recreation Ground , St John’s, Antigua  West Indies 4 30.0 49 5 1.63
  • Sherwin Campbell
  • Adrian Griffith
  • Wavell Hinds
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan
  • Reon King
Won [32]
25 14 June 2000 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground , Colombo  Sri Lanka 3 15.3 45 5 2.90
  • Russell Arnold
  • Arjuna Ranatunga
  • Chaminda Vaas
  • Nuwan Zoysa
  • Dilhara Fernando
Won [33]

One Day Internationals

No. Dated Ground Against Inn overs runs WKTS Econ batsmen result
1 24 February 1985 Melbourne Cricket Ground  australia 2 8 21 5 2.62
  • Kepler Wessels
  • Robbie Kerr
  • Dean Jones
  • Allan Border
  • Kim Hughes
Won [12]
2 14 October 1989 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium  West Indies 2 9.4 38 5 3.93
  • Phil Simmons
  • Jeff Dujon
  • Malcolm Marshall
  • Curtly Ambrose
  • Courtney Walsh
Won [13]
3 26 December 1992 Basin Reserve , Wellington  New Zealand 2 9 19 5 2.11
  • Mark Greatbatch
  • Rod Latham
  • Andrew Jones
  • Adam Parore
  • Gavin Larsen
Won [34]
4 15 February 1993 Buffalo Park , East London  South Africa 2 6.1 16 5 2.59
  • Andrew Hudson
  • Jonty Rhodes
  • Errol Stewart
  • Brian McMillan
  • Allan Donald
Won [35]
5 24 December 1993 National Stadium , Karachi  Zimbabwe 1 7 15 5 2.14
  • Andy Flower
  • Alistair Campbell
  • Eddo Brandes
  • Stephen Peall
  • Heath Streak
Won [36]
6 16 February 2003 De Beers Diamond Oval , Kimberley  namibia 2 9 28 5 3.11
  • Gavin Murgatroyd
  • Louis Burger
  • Deon Kotzé
  • Gerrie Snyman
  • Melt van Schoor
Won [37]

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