New Zealand’s Trent Boult completes 150 wickets in one-day internationals

New Zealand’s Trent Boult completed 150 wickets in one-day cricket and became the second quickest bowler to reach the milestone after Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq. He managed to achieve the landmark during New Zealand game against Bangladesh played at Kennington Oval in London. He picked up two wickets for the side to restrict Bangladesh to a modest total.

Left-arm quick Trent Boult dismissed tail-ender Mehidy Hasan Miraaz to complete 150 wickets in one-day internationals. It took 81 matches to complete the landmark. Since July 2012, he averaging 24.80 in white-ball cricket with an economy rate of just over five runs an over. Boult has five wicket-hauls on five occasions. He registered his best bowling of figures of 7 for 34 against West Indies in a one-day game played in Christchurch in 2017.

Also, he was joint-leading wicket taker in the previous edition of Cricket World Cup played in Australia and New Zealand. He picked up 22 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 16.86.

Pakistan’s off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq tops the list for quickest to reach 150 wickets in one-day cricket. He has taken a hat-trick in a Cricket World Cup for Pakistan. He also achieved the milestone in 78 matches. Saqlain finished with 288 wickets in 169 matches at an average of 21.78.

Brett Lee is also included in the list for the bowlers who took fewer games to complete 150 wickets in one-day cricket. He completed the feat in 82 games and finished as one of the greats of the game with 380 wickets in 221 matches at an average of 23.36.

Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis also managed to complete 150 wickets in 84 matches. Imran Tahir, Allan Donald and Morne Morkel are three South Africans, who are included in the list for quickest to reach 150 wickets in white-ball cricket.

The destructive pace duo of Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar completed 150 wickets in 91 games for Pakistan. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal also is included in the list, completed the milestone in 93 matches.

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