Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Most wickets in career

Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 341 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.2 15 10
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 356 351 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 258 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 320 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.4 9 4
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 297 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.9 12 5
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 250 248 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2012 221 217 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2014 378 352 16610 12813 378 7/12 33.89 4.62 43.9 4 9
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2007 271 265 14496 10412 337 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.0 8 2
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 368 14874 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.0 8 4
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 229 227 11935 8847 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.8 7 3
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1993-2005 194 191 10642 7541 293 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.3 12 1
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 165 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.4 11 6
AB Agarkar (India) 1998-2007 191 188 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 5.07 32.9 10 2
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2013 275 258 13029 8946 284 5/7 31.50 4.11 45.8 7 2
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2012 200 197 10097 8301 282 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.8 7 1
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2013 325 283 10750 8680 273 5/30 31.79 4.84 39.3 2 2
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 162 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2011 265 254 10941 8564 269 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.6 8 3
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 171 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.6 8 4
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2011 229 220 12059 8651 259 5/31 33.40 4.30 46.5 2 3
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2014 166 160 7999 6879 256 6/38 26.87 5.15 31.2 8 7
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 225 221 11202 6945 253 5/43 27.45 3.71 44.2 3 1
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1998-2011 163 162 7764 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2013 174 171 8609 7132 245 5/23 29.11 4.97 35.1 10 2
HH Streak (Afr/Zim) 1993-2005 189 185 9468 7129 239 5/32 29.82 4.51 39.6 7 1
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 159 156 8470 6209 235 5/44 26.42 4.39 36.0 10 2
KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2014 165 164 7977 6284 235 5/25 26.74 4.72 33.9 8 1
CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 204 10822 6918 227 5/1 30.47 3.83 47.6 6 1
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 175 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.5 6 4
MG Johnson (Aus) 2005-2014 136 133 6647 5384 208 6/31 25.88 4.85 31.9 8 3
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2004-2014 150 149 7815 5912 206 5/29 28.69 4.53 37.9 5 4
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1985-1996 138 138 7461 5018 203 5/44 24.71 4.03 36.7 4 1
CZ Harris (NZ) 1990-2004 250 232 10667 7613 203 5/42 37.50 4.28 52.5 2 1
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1991-2006 215 186 8168 6594 201 5/42 32.80 4.84 40.6 3 1
BKV Prasad (India) 1994-2001 161 160 8129 6332 196 5/27 32.30 4.67 41.4 3 1
SR Waugh (Aus) 1986-2002 325 207 8883 6761 195 4/33 34.67 4.56 45.5 3 0
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 227 203 9573 6958 193 4/34 36.05 4.36 49.6 3 0
L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 164 7336 5751 192 6/49 29.95 4.70 38.2 1 6
DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 158 145 6319 5680 191 6/43 29.73 5.39 33.0 5 1
CRD Fernando (Asia/SL) 2001-2012 147 141 6507 5648 187 6/27 30.20 5.20 34.7 3 1
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 110 109 5861 4049 182 5/24 22.24 4.14 32.2 6 2
Imran Khan (Pak) 1974-1992 175 153 7461 4844 182 6/14 26.61 3.89 40.9 3 1
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 1988-1998 163 159 8012 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4.28 44.0 2 4
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2009 116 116 5759 4240 174 5/47 24.36 4.41 33.0 5 2
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2014 124 122 5782 4966 173 6/42 28.70 5.15 33.4 4 2
JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 160 154 6911 5047 173 5/26 29.17 4.38 39.9 3 2
IK Pathan (India) 2004-2012 120 118 5855 5142 173 5/27 29.72 5.26 33.8 5 2
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1999-2009 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2014 108 108 5472 4767 168 5/23 28.37 5.22 32.5 9 1
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2006-2014 133 132 6800 4884 165 4/16 29.60 4.30 41.2 4 0
Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/Ban) 2001-2014 133 133 6649 5222 165 6/26 31.64 4.71 40.2 5 1
SR Watson (Aus) 2002-2014 173 149 6070 4933 163 4/36 30.26 4.87 37.2 3 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2014 147 145 6791 5307 161 5/22 32.96 4.68 42.1 3 1
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1989-2003 144 142 7543 5361 161 5/36 33.29 4.26 46.8 3 1
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 112 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.1 1 5
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1992 136 134 7175 4233 157 4/18 26.96 3.53 45.7 6 0
M Prabhakar (India) 1984-1996 130 127 6360 4534 157 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.5 4 2
A Nehra (Asia/India) 2001-2011 120 120 5751 4981 157 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.6 5 2
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2013 255 183 7032 5556 157 5/46 35.38 4.74 44.7 3 1
GB Hogg (Aus) 1996-2008 123 113 5564 4188 156 5/32 26.84 4.51 35.6 3 2
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2012 463 270 8054 6850 154 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.2 4 2
UDU Chandana (SL) 1994-2007 147 136 6142 4818 151 5/61 31.90 4.70 40.6 4 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2010 82 80 4295 3070 147 6/19 20.88 4.28 29.2 7 4
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 98 98 5330 2752 146 5/31 18.84 3.09 36.5 2 3
IT Botham (Eng) 1976-1992 116 115 6271 4139 145 4/31 28.54 3.96 43.2 3 0
TM Odoyo (Afr/Kenya) 1996-2014 136 129 5649 4335 145 4/25 29.89 4.60 38.9 5 0
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1987 102 102 5473 3034 142 5/26 21.36 3.32 38.5 5 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2005 97 96 5144 3611 142 5/22 25.42 4.21 36.2 3 3
Shoaib Malik (Pak) 1999-2013 216 170 6768 5128 141 4/19 36.36 4.54 48.0 1 0
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1979-1989 114 112 6065 3618 140 5/34 25.84 3.57 43.3 3 1
HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 1994-2004 141 134 7009 4998 138 4/37 36.21 4.27 50.7 1 0
SB Styris (NZ) 1999-2011 188 161 6114 4839 137 6/25 35.32 4.74 44.6 4 1
DW Fleming (Aus) 1994-2001 88 88 4619 3402 134 5/36 25.38 4.41 34.4 4 1
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2012 104 101 4430 3565 133 6/14 26.80 4.82 33.3 4 2
A Symonds (Aus) 1998-2009 198 158 5935 4955 133 5/18 37.25 5.00 44.6 2 1
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1993 104 100 5100 3454 132 5/44 26.16 4.06 38.6 4 2
M Dillon (WI) 1997-2005 108 107 5480 4218 130 5/29 32.44 4.61 42.1 3 3
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 150 136 6613 4650 129 5/15 36.04 4.21 51.2 2 1
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1996 96 95 4586 3470 126 5/34 27.53 4.53 36.3 1 2
Mohammad Rafique (Asia/Ban) 1995-2007 125 124 6414 4739 125 5/47 37.91 4.43 51.3 3 1
M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2007-2013 73 72 3663 2919 124 5/38 23.54 4.78 29.5 6 1
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2013 79 78 3927 3136 123 6/39 25.49 4.79 31.9 3 3
Azhar Mahmood (Pak) 1996-2007 143 139 6242 4813 123 6/18 39.13 4.62 50.7 2 3
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 70 67 3359 2481 121 6/13 20.50 4.43 27.7 6 3
Mohammad Sami (Pak) 2001-2012 85 83 4188 3451 121 5/10 28.52 4.94 34.6 3 1
RA Jadeja (India) 2009-2014 101 98 4973 3910 120 5/36 32.58 4.71 41.4 4 1
P Utseya (Zim) 2004-2013 151 147 7857 5691 119 4/38 47.82 4.34 66.0 2 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1988-1997 84 83 4332 3127 118 5/25 26.50 4.33 36.7 7 2
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 2003-2014 146 138 6206 4202 118 3/17 35.61 4.06 52.5 0 0
IVA Richards (WI) 1975-1991 187 131 5644 4228 118 6/41 35.83 4.49 47.8 1 2
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 1987-1997 103 103 5712 3775 115 4/35 32.82 3.96 49.6 1 0
MC Snedden (NZ) 1980-1990 93 90 4525 3237 114 4/34 28.39 4.29 39.6 1 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 188 153 5357 3966 114 5/32 34.78 4.44 46.9 1 1
GR Larsen (NZ) 1990-1999 121 119 6368 4000 113 4/24 35.39 3.76 56.3 1 0
Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 1977-1989 122 104 4855 3432 111 5/28 30.91 4.24 43.7 1 1
Yuvraj Singh (Asia/India) 2000-2013 293 158 4988 4238 111 5/31 38.18 5.09 44.9 2 1
PD Collingwood (Eng) 2001-2011 197 151 5186 4294 111 6/31 38.68 4.96 46.7 3 1
Naved-ul-Hasan (Pak) 2003-2010 74 72 3466 3221 110 6/27 29.28 5.57 31.5 6 1
DR Tuffey (NZ) 2000-2010 94 92 4333 3534 110 4/24 32.12 4.89 39.3 2 0
GP Wickramasinghe (SL) 1990-2002 134 132 5720 4321 109 4/48 39.64 4.53 52.4 1 0
SP O'Donnell (Aus) 1985-1991 87 87 4350 3102 108 5/13 28.72 4.27 40.2 5 1
DNT Zoysa (SL) 1997-2007 95 93 4259 3213 108 5/26 29.75 4.52 39.4 2 1
TT Bresnan (Eng) 2006-2014 84 83 4185 3802 108 5/48 35.20 5.45 38.7 3 1
A Nel (SA) 2001-2008 79 76 3801 2935 106 5/45 27.68 4.63 35.8 3 1
PR Reiffel (Aus) 1992-1999 92 92 4732 3096 106 4/13 29.20 3.92 44.6 5 0
R Ashwin (India) 2010-2014 79 78 4264 3489 106 3/24 32.91 4.90 40.2 0 0
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2003 308 156 5148 4177 106 4/30 39.40 4.86 48.5 2 0
R Rampaul (WI) 2003-2014 85 81 3717 3168 105 5/49 30.17 5.11 35.4 7 2
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2014 78 77 3816 3310 105 5/33 31.52 5.20 36.3 4 1
GP Swann (Eng) 2000-2013 79 76 3809 2888 104 5/28 27.76 4.54 36.6 3 1
GW Flower (Zim) 1992-2010 221 156 5462 4225 104 4/32 40.62 4.64 52.5 2 0
DK Lillee (Aus) 1972-1983 63 63 3593 2145 103 5/34 20.82 3.58 34.8 5 1
C Pringle (NZ) 1990-1995 64 64 3314 2459 103 5/45 23.87 4.45 32.1 2 1
I Sharma (India) 2007-2014 72 71 3361 3207 102 4/38 31.44 5.72 32.9 4 0
CK Langeveldt (SA) 2001-2010 72 71 3489 2962 100 5/39 29.62 5.09 34.8 1 2
WKM Benjamin (WI) 1986-1995 85 85 4442 3079 100 5/22 30.79 4.15 44.4 0 1
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1996 105 99 5175 3431 100 4/40 34.31 3.97 51.7 3 0
RW Price (Zim) 2002-2012 102 99 5374 3575 100 4/22 35.75 3.99 53.7 1 0
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1992-2007 311 171 4561 3849 100 5/16 38.49 5.06 45.6 1 2
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup final, Mar 8, 2014 [ODI # 3486]
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup 10th match, Mar 6, 2014 [ODI # 3485]
West Indies v England at North Sound, 3rd ODI, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3484]
Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Asia Cup 9th match, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3483]
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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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