List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Waqar Younis

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Former Pakistan captain, Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis, a retired Pakistani cricketer, took 35 five-wicket hauls during his career in international cricket. In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "five–for" or "fifer")[1] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement,[2] and only 41 bowlers have taken at least 15 five-wicket hauls at international level in their cricketing careers.[3][4] A right-arm fast bowler who represented his country between 1989 to 2003, the BBC described Waqar as "one of the most feared fast bowlers in recent cricketing history",[5] while former Pakistan captain Imran Khan said that Waqar was "a thinking cricketer and, at his peak, he was the most destructive bowler the game had seen".[6] The cricket almanack Wisden noted his "pace and swing", and named him one of their Cricketers of the Year in 1992.[7] Waqar was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on 9 December 2013.[8][9]

Waqar made his Test debut in 1989 against India in Karachi,[10] where he took four wickets in the first innings. His first Test five-wicket haul came the following year against New Zealand in a match which Pakistan won at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.[11] He took a pair of five-wicket hauls in a single match against Zimbabawe at the Defence Stadium, Karachi in December 1993.[12] His career-best figures for an innings were 7 wickets for 76 runs against New Zealand at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, in October 1990.[13] He went on to take ten or more wickets per match on five occasions.[14]

Making his One Day International (ODI) debut in October 1989 against West Indies at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (Sharjah),[15] Waqar's first ODI five-wicket haul came the following year against Sri Lanka in a match which Pakistan won at the Sharjah.[16] He achieved a hat-trick (three wickets in consecutive deliveries), against New Zealand in 1994.[17] His career-best bowling in ODI cricket was 7 wickets for 36 runs, against England at Headingley in June 2001.[18] He took three consecutive five-wicket hauls in ODI matches in November 1990.[19] Retiring from international cricket in 2003 after nearly 14 years,[20] Waqar took 22 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket and 13 in ODIs. As of August 2012, he is sixth overall among all-time combined five-wicket haul takers,[21] and top of the equivalent ODI list.[4]

Key[edit]

Symbol Meaning
Date Date the match was held. Starting date of the match for Test matches
Inn The innings of the match in which the five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled in that innings
Runs Runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Bowling economy rate (average runs per over)
Batsmen The batsmen whose wickets were taken in the five-wicket haul
Result The result for the Pakistan team in that match
* One of two five-wicket hauls by Waqar in a match
dagger Waqar was selected man of the match
double-dagger 10 wickets or more taken in the match
Section-sign Captained the Pakistan cricket team
Tie Scores equal at the conclusion of the match

Tests[edit]

Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket by Waqar Younis
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 18 October 1990daggerdouble-dagger Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  New Zealand 3 37.5 86 7 2.27 Won[11]
2 26 October 1990*daggerdouble-dagger1 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad  New Zealand 2 30.2 76 7 2.50 Won[13]
3 26 October 1990*daggerdouble-dagger2 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad  New Zealand 4 23.5 54 5 2.26 Won[13]
4 15 November 1990 National Stadium, Karachi  West Indies 1 22 76 5 3.45 Won[22]
5 23 November 1990 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad  West Indies 2 16 46 5 2.87 Lost[23]
6 12 December 1991 Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot  Sri Lanka 1 30.5 84 5 2.72 Drawn[24]
7 2 January 1992 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad  Sri Lanka 3 17 65 5 3.82 Won[25]
8 18 June 1992 Lord's, London  England 1 21 91 5 4.33 Won[26]
9 23 July 1992 Headingley, Leeds  England 2 30 117 5 3.90 Lost[27]
10 6 August 1992 Kennington Oval, London  England 4 18 52 5 2.88 Won[28]
11 2 January 1993 Trust Bank Park, Hamilton  New Zealand 4 13.3 22 5 1.62 Won[29]
12 1 May 1993 Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua  West Indies 1 28 104 5 3.71 Drawn[30]
13 1 December 1993*daggerdouble-daggerSection-sign1 Defence Stadium, Karachi  Zimbabwe 2 34.1 91 7 2.66 Won[12]
14 1 December 1993*daggerdouble-daggerSection-sign2 Defence Stadium, Karachi  Zimbabwe 4 21.5 44 6 2.01 Won[12]
15 9 December 1993dagger Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Zimbabwe 2 19 88 5 4.63 Won[31]
16 16 December 1993 Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Zimbabwe 2 34.4 100 5 2.88 Drawn[32]
17 24 February 1994 Lancaster Park, Christchurch  New Zealand 2 19 78 6 4.10 Lost[33]
18 26 August 1994*daggerdouble-dagger1 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy  Sri Lanka 1 14 34 6 2.42 Won[34]
19 26 August 1994*daggerdouble-dagger2 Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy  Sri Lanka 3 18 85 5 4.72 Won[34]
20 6 March 1998double-dagger St George's Park, Port Elizabeth  South Africa 1 23 78 6 3.39 Lost[35]
21 14 March 1998 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  Zimbabwe 1 28.2 106 5 3.74 Drawn[36]
22 9 January 2002 Section-sign Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh 1 16.2 55 6 3.36 Drawn[37]

One Day Internationals[edit]

Five-wicket hauls in ODI cricket by Waqar Younis
No. Date Ground Against Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Batsmen Result
1 29 April 1990 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
(neutral venue)
 Sri Lanka 2 10 26 6 2.60 Won[16]
2 1 May 1990dagger Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
(neutral venue)
 New Zealand 1 9 20 5 2.22 Won[38]
3 4 November 1990 Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar  New Zealand 1 6.4 11 5 1.65 Won[39]
4 6 November 1990 Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot  New Zealand 2 6 16 5 2.66 Won[40]
5 9 November 1990dagger National Stadium, Karachi  West Indies 2 8 52 5 6.50 Won[41]
6 9 February 1993dagger Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa 2 10 25 5 2.50 Won[42]
7 13 March 1994dagger Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand 2 9.4 30 6 3.10 Tied[43]
8 4 October 1996dagger Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
(neutral venue)
 Sri Lanka 2 8.5 52 5 5.88 Tied[44]
9 13 November 1996dagger Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
(neutral venue)
 New Zealand 1 10 44 6 4.40 Won[45]
10 26 March 2000 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
(neutral venue)
 India 2 10 31 5 3.10 Won[46]
11 17 June 2001daggerSection-sign Headingley, Leeds  England 1 10 36 7 3.60 Won:
Pakistan awarded the match
(opposition conceded).[18]
12 19 June 2001daggerSection-sign Trent Bridge, Nottingham
(neutral venue)
 Australia 2 8 59 6 7.37 Won[47]
13 12 August 2002 Section-sign National Cricket Stadium, Tangier
(neutral venue)
 South Africa 2 10 38 5 3.80 Lost[48]

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