All-Round Effort - 50 and a 5-fer in the same ODI

All-Round Effort – 50 and a 5-fer in the same ODI

Shahid Afridi World Cup in 2015
“Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi remains the only player to achieve this feat more than once in his career.” (Photo Source: AFP)

All-Round Effort – 50 and a 5-fer in the same ODI: An all-rounder is the biggest asset of a team. He can bat and bowl with the equal pace. He can win you matches with either bat or ball or even both. All-rounders may serve via bat one day and with the ball the other day but it is hard for any player in the game of cricket to perform both with the bat and the ball in the same match. Scoring a half-century with the bat and taking a 5-wicket haul with the ball are equally cherished feats for a cricketer but there are some extraordinary players who, on their day, were able to perform both for their teams.

A total of 15 players on 17 different occasions, have scored atleast 50 and have taken atleast 5 wickets in the same ODI. First one being Sir Vivian Richards and the latest being Josh Davey. The list includes:

Player Runs Scored Wickets Taken Opposition Match Date
Vivian Richards (WI) 119 5 New Zealand 18 Mar 1987
Krishnamachari Srikkanth (IND) 70 5 New Zealand 10 Dec 1988
Mark Waugh (AUS) 57 5 West Indies 15 Dec 1992
Lance Klusener (SA) 54 6 Sri Lanka 6 Nov 1997
Abdul Razzaq (PAK) 70* 5 India 21 Jan 2000
Graeme Hick (ENG) 80 5 Zimbabwe 20 Feb 2000
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 61 5 England 27 Oct 2000
Saurav Ganguly (IND) 71* 5 Zimbabwe 11 Dec 2000
Scott Styris (NZ) 63* 6 West Indies 12 Jun 2002
Ronnie Irani (ENG) 53 5 India 9 Jul 2002
Chris Gayle (WI) 60 5 Australia 1 Jun 2003
Paul Collingwood (ENG) 112* 6 Bangladesh 21 Jun 2005
Sunil Dhaniram (CAN) 79 5 Bermuda 29 Jun 2008
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 50* 5 Ireland 6 Mar 2011
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 75 5 Sri Lanka 20 Nov 2011
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 76 7 West Indies 14 Jul 2013
Josh Davey (SCOT) 53* 6 Afghanistan 14 Jan 2015
  • Shahid Afridi remains the only player to achieve this feat more than once in his career (3 times). The remaining 14 players could manage the same just once in their career.
  • 100 runs and 5-fer in the same match: Vivian Richards and Paul Collingwood
  • 50 runs and 6 wickets in the same match: Lance Klusener, Scott Styris, Paul Collingwood, Shahid Afridi and Josh Davey
  • 50 runs and 7 wickets in the same match: Shahid Afridi
  • Only Sunil Dhaniram’s effort came in a losing cause.
  • Yuvraj Singh’s effort came in a World Cup match.
  • Sunil Dhaniram and Josh Davey are the only players, not from a Test nation, to achieve this feat.

*All stats updated till 15th January 2015.