Pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday became the fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals, reaching the mark in the opening ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand at McLean Park, Napier.
The 28-year-old Indian achieved this feat while playing in just his 56th ODI match.
Shami's wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length.
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With his brilliant opening burst at McLean Park, Shami continued his good showing in the limited-overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.
Before Shami, Irfan Pathan reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs, while Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other Indian bowlers to complete a century of wickets in the quickest time.