Cricketing magazine Wisden honoured Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar by including their bowling performance in the list of best ODI spells of the 2000s.
The sporting website placed the Rawalpindi Express’ 5-23 against Australia in Brisbane at number five on its list.
Waqar Younis’ sensational figures of 7-36 against England at Headingley was placed one place above Akhtar’s.
New Zealand pacer Shane Bond’s figures of 6-23 against Australia in the 2003 World Cup was at number three whereas Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis figures of 6-13 in the final of the 2008 Asia Cup was placed at number two.
Australia pacer Andy Bichel’s figures of 7-20 in the 2003 World Cup fixture against England were at number one.