Wanindu Hasaranga picks third consecutive ODI five-wicket haul, equals Waqar Younis’ 33-year-old record

Hasaranga, claimed his third consecutive five-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, equalling Waqar Younis’ feat from 1990.

Hasaranga, who picked up six for 24 against the United Arab Emirates and five for 13 versus Oman since Monday, claimed figures of five for 79 against Ireland - incidentally the second-most expensive five-wicket haul in the ODI format.

Hasaranga is only the second bowler to achieve three consecutive ODI five-wicket hauls after Pakistan legend Waqar Younis, who recorded the feat in 1990.

Waqar notched up figures of 5/11 and 5/16 against New Zealand, and 5/52 against West Indies in the space of five days in November 1990.