Five-wicket haul

In cricket, a five-wicket haul (also known as a "fiveā€“for" or "fifer")[1][2] occurs when a bowler takes five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded by critics as a notable achievement,[3] equivalent to a century from a batsman.[4]

The Lord's honours board commemorating English five- or ten-wicket hauls at Lord's.
Scoreboard summarising Samit Patel's 5-wicket haul. The bar chart shows the runs conceded (white rectangles) and wickets taken (red dots) in each over.
Scoreboard summarising Samit Patel's 5-wicket haul. The bar chart shows the runs conceded (white rectangles) and wickets taken (red dots) in each over.

Taking a five-wicket haul at Lord's earns the bowler a place on the Lord's honours boards.[5]


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