14 Jan 2009

Mendis breaks one day bowling record

5:49 am on 14 January 2009

Ajantha Mendis has become the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in one day international cricket.

The Sri Lankan spin bowler took three for 15 against Zimbabwe to claim the record in 19 matches.

The previous record holder, Ajit Agarkar of India, took 23 one dayers to get to the milestone.