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The Morning Sports’ Records: WICKET WITH FIRST BALL IN ODI CAREER

 

 

 

WICKET WITH FIRST BALL IN ODI CAREER

Maheesh Theekshana receives his national cap before Yesterday’s (7) ODI against South Africa in Colombo

 

Morawakage Maheesh Theekshana, 21, yesterday (7) became the fourth Sri Lankan to take a wicket in his first ball in ODI cricket*

 

1. Geoff Arnold of England vs. Australia at Manchester in 1972 (batsman out – Graeme Watson)

10. Charitha Buddhika of Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe at Sharjah in 2001 (Dougie Marillier)

12. Monde Zondeki of Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein in 2002 (Marvan Atapattu)

13. Kaushal Lokuarachchi of Sri Lanka vs. Kenya in Sharjah in 2003 (Steve Tikolo)

18. Thilan Thushara of Sri Lanka vs. West Indies at St. Lucia in 2008 (Runako Morton)

29. Maheesh Theekshana of Sri Lanka vs. South Africa at Colombo in 2021 (Janneman Malan)

 

* Chamila Gamage (in 2002) and Shaminda Eranga (2011) did the same feat in Tests while Lakshan Sandakan did it in T20I (2017), for Sri Lanka