Shami becomes fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets

Shami becomes fastest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets
Mohammed Shami (right) appeals for LBW call on New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill during the first ODI cricket match at McLean Park in Napier on January 23, 2019. AFP
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Napier: Seamer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals, reaching the mark in the opening match against New Zealand here.

This was his 56th game in the 50-over format.

Shami' wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length.

With his brilliant opening burst at McLean Park, the 28-year-old Shami continued his good showing in the limited overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.

Before Shami, Irfan Pathan reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs, while Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other Indian bowlers to complete a century of wickets in the quickest time.

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