At the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday, Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took three consecutive five-wicket hauls in ODIs as his team defeated Ireland by 133 runs.
Hasaranga, who picked up six for 24 against the United Arab Emirates and five for 13 versus Oman since Monday, claimed figures of five for 79 against Ireland – incidentally the second-most expensive five-wicket haul in the ODI format.
Hasaranga is only the second bowler after Pakistan legend Waqar Younis, who accomplished the feat in 1990, to record three straight ODI five-wicket hauls.
In a span of five days in November 1990, Waqar recorded scores of 5/11, 5/16, and 5/52 against New Zealand and the West Indies, respectively.
Meanwhile, Hasaranga has raised his ODI wickets tally to 56 after 43 matches.