Sunday, 21 March 2010

Video of the week: Chaminda Vaas sets a record

In honour of Chaminda Vaas' age-defying exploits in the IPL - he is currently leading wicket taker with 8 wickets for Deccan from four matches at an average of just 11, while going at just 6 runs an over, I thought I'd dig out this video of his unique achievement.

So you win the toss and elect to bowl first, what as a captain are you looking for your new ball bowler to do? A hat-trick first up would be handy...over to you Chaminda:

The only man to take three wickets from the first three balls of a One Day International. And in a World Cup to boot. At 36, he might have his paciest years behind him, but he was never express - relying on swing and intelligent changes of pace for his wickets. He's still a genuine wicket taking threat and he could yet play a big role in Deccan retaining their IPL title.

Chaminda Vaas:

355 test match wickets from 111 matches @ 29.5 each
400 ODI wickets from 322 matches @ 27.5 each

1 comment:

Rishabh said...

Wow, I've heard of this but never seen it - thanks!