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Cricket World Player of the Week - Josh Hazlewood

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All it took Josh Hazlewood was 25 deliveries to pick up a 5-wicket haul in India's second innings of the Adelaide test as he played the starring role in the visitor's collapse for 36 runs. Hazlewood has now climbed to the fifth spot in the ICC test bowling rankings.

Hazelwood, who was placed at number nine before the beginning of the test series between Australia and India, picked up 6 wickets in the first match including his figures of 5-3-8-5 at an economy of 1.60 in India's second innings to reach 805 points and jump four slots.

The tall Australian bowler picked up five wickets within 25 deliveries as he became one of the fastest bowlers to complete his 5-wicket haul. The record for the fastest 5-wicket haul is held by Australia's Ernie Toshack who took just 19 deliveries to achieve the feat.

Hazelwood conceded just 8 runs to pick up five wickets which are the third least runs conceded by an Australian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul.


His economy of 1.60 was also the third-most economical 5-wicket haul for Australia in test cricket.


Fewest runs conceded for 5-er in Tests for Australia:


5-2  Ernie Toshack  v IND  Brisbane, 1947

5-6  Bert Ironmonger  v RSA  Melbourne, 1932

5-8  Josh Hazlewood  v IND  Adelaide, 2020

5-9  Tim May  v WI  Adelaide, 1993

6-9  Michael Clarke  v IND  Mumbai, 2004


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