Fast bowler, Pat Cummins completed 100 wickets in one-day internationals for Australia on Saturday. Playing his 62nd one-day international, Pat Cummins took three wickets against South Africa and also completed 100 wickets in the limited-overs format of the game.
Before the start of the match, Cummins was just 2 wickets shy of achieving the feat. He accounted for the wicket of Tenda Bavuma and Verreynne to complete 100 ODI wickets. David Miller became his 101st ODI wicket as he helped his team restrict South Africa for 291 runs in the first innings of the first ODI at Boland Park at Paarl.
Interestingly, Pat Cummins made his ODI debut against South Africa in 2011. Pat Cummins has now 101 wickets to his name in 62 one-day internationals, including 1 five-wicket haul. The Australian cricketer has featured in 30 test matches where he has managed to pick up 143 wickets at an average of 21.8. Also, he has 36 wickets to his tally in 28 T-20 matches, boasting of an average of 19.9.
Unfortunately, Pat Cummins’ prolific spell of 3 for 45 ended in vain as Australia went on to lose the game by 74 runs. Australia and South Africa will now play the second ODI on 4th March at Mangaung Oval.
The 26-year old fast bowler is currently the number one test bowler. Cummins has a tally of 904 rating points in ICC test ranking, while he sits at fifth position in the ODI ranking with the likes of Trent Boult, Bumrah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Kagiso Rabada ahead of him.
Pat Cummins recently became the most expensive overseas player in the history of Indian Premier League. The Australian bowler was bought for a whopping price of 15.5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Earlier, Ben Stokes held the position for the most expensive overseas bid. He was bought by Rising Pune Super Giants for 14.5 crores in 2017 edition of Indian Premier League.