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Mendis becomes the fastest to take 50 wickets in ODIs

Rajneesh Gupta | January 12, 2009

Sri Lanka's [Images] Ajantha Mendis [Images] 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 [Images], who reached the landmark in his 23rd match.

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

MatchesBowlerOppVenueYearAge
19BAW Mendis (SL)ZimbabweDhaka200923 Years 307 Days
23AB Agarkar (Ind)ZimbabweHarare199820 Y 300 D
24DK Lillee (Aus)IndiaSydney198031 Y 153 D
25SK Warne (Aus)Sri LankaColombo PSS199425 Y
26LS Pascoe (Aus)West Indies [Images]Sydney198231 Y 348 D
26BP Patterson (WI)PakistanPort-of-Spain198826 Y 187 D
26CEL Ambrose (WI)PakistanSharjah198926 Y 23 D
27Waqar Younis (Pak)West IndiesKarachi199020 Y 358 D
27SE Bond (NZ)PakistanDambulla200327 Y 338 D
28IR Bishop (WI)PakistanLahore [Images]199023 Y 18 D
28Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)ZimbabwePeshawar199619 Y 310 D
28GI Allott (NZ)IndiaNairobi Gym200028 Y 296 D
28T Mupariwa (Zim)Sri LankaHarare200823 Y 228 D


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