1975, The first Five wicket haul in ODI, Dennis Lillee
On This day during on June 7, 1975, the first five wicket haul in ODI. Former Australian cricketer, Dennis Keith Lillee set recode by becoming the first ODI’s five wicket holder. Meanwhile, Dennis Lillee took 5 wickets for 34 runs in 12 overs against Pakistan at Headingley, Leeds.
Dennis is rated as the “outstanding fast bowler of his generation” and he was known for his fiery temperament, ‘never-say-die’ attitude and popularity with the fans.
In 18 June 1983, Dennis played his last ODI against West Indies at Lord’s and in 1984, he had become the then world record holder for most Test wickets (355).
In a fan poll conducted by the CA in 2017, Dennis was named in the country’s best Ashes XI in the last 40 years n 17 December 2009, Dennis was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas has the best haul in ODI’s. Vaas took 8 wickets for 19 runs against Zimbabwe in 2001 in Colombo.