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    Congratulations Yasir Arafat on 5 wickets in 6 balls

    Yasir Arafat has equalled a unique record/achievement by taking 5 wickets in 6 balls over 2 innings !! The batsmen he dismissed may have been mostly tailenders. But still a worthy achievement !!

    But his name is unique too!! Congratulations Yasir Arafat !!

    Here's the Cricinfo news item by Osman Samiuddin-


    Pakistan domestic cricket

    Yasir Arafat equals world record

    Osman Samiuddin

    December 18, 2004





    Yasir Arafat joined the select band of players who have claimed five wickets in six balls Getty Images


    Contrary to reports in some sections of the press, Yasir Arafat's five wickets in six balls for Rawalpindi against the national champions Faisalabad in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wasn't a world record, but it was an impressive enough feat anyway.


    Yasir, 22, who spent the northern summer playing league cricket in Scotland, ended Faisalabad's first innings in a flurry, picking up four wickets in five balls. He had Imran Khalid caught behind for 10, then had the wicketkeeper Kamran Naeem leg-before next ball. After bowling a no-ball, he clean bowled Ali Raza and Shahid Nazir, an ex-Test cricketer, in successive deliveries to end the Faisalabad innings for a paltry 64. When he then came on as first change in Faisalabad's second innings, he trapped Mohammad Hafeez, another ex-Test player, first ball to complete a hat-trick spread over two innings and also, the unusual feat of taking five wickets in six balls.




    Yasir ended up with nine wickets in the match, to take his season's tally to 35 from seven games as Rawalpindi beat Faisalabad by six wickets. Faisalabad are already assured of a place in this season's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final against Peshawar.


    Only three other bowlers have managed Yasir's feat of five wickets in six balls: Bill Copson for Derbyshire against Warwickshire at Derby in 1937; William Henderson for Northern Transvaal against Orange Free State at Bloemfontein the following winter; and Pat Pocock for Surrey against Sussex at Eastbourne in 1972. But Yasir is alone in achieving it across two innings.


    Yasir has been on the fringes of the Pakistan squad for some years now. He has played for Pakistan before, a couple of ODIs between 1999 and 2001. In a match in which Younis Khan also made his debut, Yasir picked up one wicket in five overs, that of Sanath Jayasuriya.


    It was a round for near-misses in the record department as another national newspaper reported again erroneously that by taking seven dismissals in one innings for Lahore Blues against Karachi Blues on Wednesday, Adnan Akmal had created a national wicketkeeping record. Some newspapers claimed that he equalled the mark set by Wasim Bari and his own brother Kamran Akmal, who is currently playing for the national team in Australia. But in fact Tahir Rasheed, brother of the Pakistan team manager, Haroon Rasheed, holds it. Rasheed claimed nine victims (eight catches and a stumping) for Habib Bank against Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) at Gujranwala in the 1992-93 Patron's Trophy. Kamran Akmal has never claimed seven victims in a single innings.


    Osman Samiuddin in a freelance journalist based in Karachi.

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    i loath to take into account any record that isnt at international level as a world record. You're comparing records from 2 or more national first class competitions where the level of skill between them would probably vary alarmingly.
    At least at international level its a level playing field for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    i loath to take into account any record that isnt at international level as a world record. You're comparing records from 2 or more national first class competitions where the level of skill between them would probably vary alarmingly.
    At least at international level its a level playing field for everyone.
    Fair point !!

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    Fantastic achievement for a dead guy! Well done!

    Oh, they spell their names differently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    Fantastic achievement for a dead guy! Well done!

    Oh, they spell their names differently...


    Even the dead guy was a hero to many millions !! May he rest in peace !!

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    jason you spend way too much time on cricinfo

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    i loath to take into account any record that isnt at international level as a world record. You're comparing records from 2 or more national first class competitions where the level of skill between them would probably vary alarmingly.
    At least at international level its a level playing field for everyone.
    No, it's not - anyone playing Bangladesh or Zimbabwe is far more skewed in ability than any disparity at domestic level.
    First-Class-cricket is First-Class-cricket and, whatever the standard, it's still the same status and so the records (unfortunately in some cases) have equal value.
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    I don't see how you can consider Tests involving substandard sides to be skewed but not FC games involving equally substandard sides?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    No, it's not - anyone playing Bangladesh or Zimbabwe is far more skewed in ability than any disparity at domestic level.
    First-Class-cricket is First-Class-cricket and, whatever the standard, it's still the same status and so the records (unfortunately in some cases) have equal value.
    Every team will get their chance vs Zim and Bangladesh tho. First-Class teams from different countries wont play each other so how can it be a valid record?
    I was thinking today of having a proper First Class championship (maybe top team from each test country?) Like they have in Rugby League atm Top county side vs the Top state side maybe? Probably never happen tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I don't see how you can consider Tests involving substandard sides to be skewed but not FC games involving equally substandard sides?
    I consider them equally skewed.
    If, of course, the difference is the same - and Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are significantly worse than the next nation (be it West Indies [Tests] or England [ODIs]) than, for instance, the next worse county are than the two worse counties (Derbyshire and X)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    Every team will get their chance vs Zim and Bangladesh tho. First-Class teams from different countries wont play each other so how can it be a valid record?
    I didn't say it was meaningful - I said sadly there are records that, while with little meaning, are of equal validity.
    I was thinking today of having a proper First Class championship (maybe top team from each test country?) Like they have in Rugby League atm Top county side vs the Top state side maybe? Probably never happen tho.
    'T'would be impossible to organise. Especially as you'd have to do it around internationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
    county side vs the Top state side maybe?
    I'd love to see, say, Victoria vs Hampshire.

    "Warne has been given the ball, and comes in to start his spell with Victoria at 6-150, bowling to Warne..."

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    i think that is a great achievment but the youngster perhaps the best player's come from the best domestic team. even though it is mentioned above that he dismmised mostly talinder's.if you see shoiab akhtar's domesitc stats you wont find any thing like like that and i totally disagree with space monkey international has it is own thing and domestic have it is own thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I'd love to see, say, Victoria vs Hampshire.

    "Warne has been given the ball, and comes in to start his spell with Victoria at 6-150, bowling to Warne..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    I consider them equally skewed.
    If, of course, the difference is the same - and Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are significantly worse than the next nation (be it West Indies [Tests] or England [ODIs]) than, for instance, the next worse county are than the two worse counties (Derbyshire and X)
    But these records are worldwide and there is an amazing gap in difference in quality between the top sides and the bottom ones - I believe that was the original point.

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