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Mendis becomes the fastest to take 50 wickets in ODIs

January 12, 2009 18:32 IST

Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis on Monday became the fastest to race to the 50-wicket mark in ODIs when he had Zimbabwe's Ray Price stumped by Kumar Sangakkara.

Mendis was playing his 19th match, which takes him ahead of India's Ajit Agarkar, who reached the landmark in his 23rd match.

The following table lists the fastest to complete 50 wickets in one-day internationals:

Matches Bowler Opp Venue Year Age
19 BAW Mendis (SL) Zimbabwe Dhaka 2009 23 Years 307 Days
23 AB Agarkar (Ind) Zimbabwe Harare 1998 20 Y 300 D
24 DK Lillee (Aus) India Sydney 1980 31 Y 153 D
25 SK Warne (Aus) Sri Lanka Colombo PSS 1994 25 Y
26 LS Pascoe (Aus) West Indies Sydney 1982 31 Y 348 D
26 BP Patterson (WI) Pakistan Port-of-Spain 1988 26 Y 187 D
26 CEL Ambrose (WI) Pakistan Sharjah 1989 26 Y 23 D
27 Waqar Younis (Pak) West Indies Karachi 1990 20 Y 358 D
27 SE Bond (NZ) Pakistan Dambulla 2003 27 Y 338 D
28 IR Bishop (WI) Pakistan Lahore 1990 23 Y 18 D
28 Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) Zimbabwe Peshawar 1996 19 Y 310 D
28 GI Allott (NZ) India Nairobi Gym 2000 28 Y 296 D
28 T Mupariwa (Zim) Sri Lanka Harare 2008 23 Y 228 D
Rajneesh Gupta