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An Indian record for Piyush Chawla

By Rajneesh Gupta
June 24, 2007 19:17 IST
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Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla on Saturday equaled a long-standing Indian record that went unnoticed, well almost!

In his debut game against Bangladesh in May this year Chawla had taken three wickets.

By taking another three in the game against Ireland, Chawla has now six wickets from just two ODIs. With this he equaled Roger Binny's Indian record of most wickets after first two matches of ODI career.

The world record is of 8 wickets, shared by five bowlers.

The following table lists Indian bowlers with maximum wickets after first two ODIs:

Bowler Wkts Avg SR Econ
Roger Binny 6 10.66 15.83 4.04
Piyush Chawla 6 11.00 20.00 3.30
Dilip Doshi 5 10.80 24.00 2.70
Tinu Yohannan 5 16.60 18.00 5.53
Zaheer Khan 5 17.60 24.00 4.40
Laxman Sivaramakrishanan 5 17.60 24.00 4.40
Amit Bhandari 5 21.20 21.20 6.00
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