May 6, 2002

Shoaib Malik's all-round effort

Mohammad Ramis Shah

On 27 April 2002, during the third and final encounter of the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, young Shoaib Malik fashioned a fine all-round performance to better his career best performance with both bat and ball. Opening the batting, the 20-year old made a superb 115 and later on took 3 wickets for 37 runs to write his name in the elite club of all-rounders scoring a century and also taking three or more wickets in the same match.

It was actually the 11th such performance by the 9th player in the history of shorter version of the game, with Nathan Astle and Viv Richards doing so twice.

Curiously enough, Shoaib who became the first Pakistani to do so, however also provided the 13th instance of a Pakistani scoring a fifty or more besides taking three or more wickets in the match too.

For the interest of the readers here are more details:

Players scoring a century & taking 3 wickets in the same
ODI match (11)
Allrounder         Runs  Wkts  Vs   Ground        Date
DJ Callaghan (SA)  169*  3/32  NZ   Centurion     Dec 11, 1994
SR Tendulkar (Ind) 141   4/38  Aus  Dhaka         Oct 28, 1998
SC Ganguly (Ind)   130*  4/21  SL   Nagpur        Mar 22, 1999
NJ Astle (NZ)      120   3/40  Ind  Rajkot        Nov 05, 1999
IVA Richards (WI)  119   5/41  NZ   Dunedin       Mar 18, 1987
NJ Astle (NZ)      117   4/43  Pak  Mohali        May 09, 1997
IVA Richards (WI)  110*  3/42  Ind  Rajkot        Jan 05, 1988
PA De Silva (SL)   107*  3/42  Aus  Lahore        Mar 17, 1996
CL Cairns (NZ)     103   3/37  Ind  Pune          Nov 24, 1995
RR Singh (Ind)     100   3/20  SL   Colombo (SSC) Aug 23, 1997
Shoaib Malik (Pak) 115   3/37  NZ   Lahore        Apr 27, 2002

Pakistani players scoring a fifty & taking 3 wickets in the same ODI match (13) Allrounder Runs Wkts Vs Ground Date Shoaib Malik 115 3/37 NZ Lahore Apr 27, 2002 Aamir Sohail 87 3/43 WI Kingston Mar 23, 1993 Aamir Sohail 85 4/22 SL Sharjah Oct 12, 1995 Abdur Razzaq 70* 5/48 Ind Hobart Jan 21, 2000 Aamir Sohail 67 3/46 SL Centurion Dec 04, 1994 Mudassar Nazar 64 3/44 Aus Sharjah Apr 03, 1987 Majid Khan 61 3/53 Aus Nottingham Jun 13, 1979 Shahid Afridi 61 5/40 Eng Lahore Oct 27, 2000 Imran Khan 58 3/36 Aus Lahore Nov 04, 1987 Imran Khan 55* 3/47 WI Calcutta Nov 01, 1989 Shahid Afridi 53 3/33 WI Sydney Jan 18, 1997 Imran Khan 50* 3/49 SL Sharjah Mar 24, 1989 Mudassar Nazar 50 3/20 Aus Sydney Dec 17, 1981

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