August 29, 2008

India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI and Vaas’s 400 wickets

Sri Lankan seamier Vaas is the 4th blower in the world who has acquired 400 wickets in the ODI cricket. He achieve this title during he match alongside India during the Idea Cup Cricket tournament that was hosted by Sri Lanka. Before him only three blowers was titled considered on Wasim Akram (Pak), M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) and Waqar Younis (Pak). During the 4th ODI, by dismissing Yuvraj Singh he has come to the 4 hundred family. He is the second bowler after M Muralitharan who has achieve 400 wickets in ODI.

He is one of three bowlers to have taken two hat-tricks in ODIs, Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq being the other two. Vaas' first came in the ODI where he took 8 for 19; the second came against Bangladesh in Pietermaritzburg during the World Cup in 2003. His hat-trick came off the first three balls of the match - a feat matched by no other - and he went on to take 6 for 25, his second-best figures in ODIs.

As a bowler he has very good bowling statistic is very well and the average is 27.53 and bowling economy is 4.18. His best bowling in an innings is 8 wickets by 19 runs. His figure is form 322 matches, 320 innings.