Pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday added another feather to his cap becoming the fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals during the first match against New Zealand at McLean Park in Napier.
Shami bowled New Zealand opener Martin Guptill out in his first over to break a record previously held by Irfan Pathan. He made the achievement in 56 games and surpassed the left-arm swing bowler Pathan who had picked his 100th wicket from 59 games.
Zaheer Khan (65), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are in the list of top five bowlers from India to take fastest 100 ODI wickets.
Shami is now tied with New Zealand pacer Trent Boult as the sixth fastest to the landmark at the international level. The fastest 100 wickets taker is Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who claimed it in 44 ODIs.
Mitchell Starc (52 ODIs), Saqlain Mushtaq (53 ODIs), Shane Bond (54 ODIs) and Brett Lee (55 ODIs) complete the list of top five fastest bowlers to take 100 ODI wickets.
Shami, who is in form, has enjoyed an incredible start to the season since ODI series in Australia, where he bagged five wickets in three matches. He is the fourth most successful bowler on Australian soil after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8), Jhy Richardson (6) and Yuzvendra Chahal (6).
Shami claimed 3 wickets and conceded just 19 runs as India wrapped up the New Zealand innings for a palsy 157 runs in the first ODI after Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat.