Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga equals Waqar Younis' 33-year-old record of three consecutive five-wicket hauls in ODIs.

Hasaranga achieved this milestone during the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier against Ireland.

He picked up six for 24 against the United Arab Emirates and five for 13 against Oman in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers.

Hasaranga's figures of five for 79 in the victory over Ireland made him the first spinner and second player to achieve this feat.

The only other player to achieve three successive five-wicket hauls in ODIs was Pakistan's Waqar Younis in 1990.

Waqar's record-breaking performances included figures of five for 11, five for 16, and five for 52 in a span of five days.

Hasaranga's figures of 5/79 were the second most expensive five-wicket haul in One Day International history.

Sri Lanka's win against Ireland in the World Cup qualifier resulted from Dimuth Karunaratne's maiden ODI hundred and Sadeera Samarawickrama's 82-run knock.

Sri Lanka qualified for the Super Six stage of the Qualifier, while Ireland's World Cup journey came to an end.

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