Records / Test matches / Bowling records / Oldest player to take five-wickets-in-an-innings

Player Age Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
H Ironmonger 49y 311d 6/18 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 12 Feb 1932 Test # 216
DD Blackie 46y 268d 6/94 Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
AJ Traicos 45y 154d 5/86 Zimbabwe v India Harare 18 Oct 1992 Test # 1197
CV Grimmett 44y 65d 6/73 Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
FE Woolley 42y 242d 7/76 England v New Zealand Wellington 24 Jan 1930 Test # 188
EE Hemmings 41y 135d 6/58 England v New Zealand Birmingham 5 Jul 1990 Test # 1147
AP Freeman 41y 71d 5/100 England v South Africa Manchester 27 Jul 1929 Test # 184
LR Gibbs 41y 60d 5/102 West Indies v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1975 Test # 764
SF Barnes 40y 301d 7/88 England v South Africa Durban 14 Feb 1914 Test # 133
AA Mailey 40y 223d 6/138 Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1926 Test # 167
CP Carter 40y 203d 6/91 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 12 Nov 1921 Test # 146
WJ O'Reilly 40y 99d 5/14 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
GWA Chubb 40y 84d 6/51 South Africa v England Manchester 5 Jul 1951 Test # 336
FR Brown 40y 69d 5/49 England v Australia Melbourne 23 Feb 1951 Test # 331
DS de Silva 39y 276d 5/59 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982 Test # 925
FJ Laver 39y 231d 8/31 Australia v England Manchester 26 Jul 1909 Test # 104
R Peel 39y 180d 6/23 England v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896 Test # 52
R Illingworth 39y 72d 5/70 England v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
RG Holland 39y 34d 6/106 Australia v New Zealand Sydney 22 Nov 1985 Test # 1030
Sir RJ Hadlee 39y 2d 5/53 New Zealand v England Birmingham 5 Jul 1990 Test # 1147
R Howorth 38y 270d 6/124 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
CA Walsh 38y 138d 6/61 West Indies v South Africa Port of Spain 17 Mar 2001 Test # 1538
M Muralitharan 38y 92d 5/63 Sri Lanka v India Galle 18 Jul 2010 Test # 1964
WE Hollies 38y 3d 5/63 England v West Indies Manchester 8 Jun 1950 Test # 323
JC White 37y 348d 8/126 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
BE Congdon 37y 347d 5/65 New Zealand v India Auckland 24 Jan 1976 Test # 769
CS Marriott 37y 332d 6/59 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1933 Test # 229
LN Constantine 37y 332d 5/75 West Indies v England The Oval 19 Aug 1939 Test # 274
MH Mankad 37y 307d 5/64 India v Pakistan Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 Test # 398
GH Hirst 37y 262d 5/58 England v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909 Test # 101
HHH Johnson 37y 258d 5/55 West Indies v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
OC Scott 37y 232d 5/266 West Indies v England Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
Mohammad Nazir 37y 211d 5/72 Pakistan v India Nagpur 5 Oct 1983 Test # 963
DW Carr 37y 145d 5/146 England v Australia The Oval 9 Aug 1909 Test # 105
IWG Johnson 37y 139d 7/44 Australia v West Indies Georgetown 26 Apr 1955 Test # 405
T Emmett 37y 121d 7/68 England v Australia Melbourne 2 Jan 1879 Test # 3
SK Warne 37y 104d 5/39 Australia v England Melbourne 26 Dec 2006 Test # 1824
J Cowie 37y 73d 5/127 New Zealand v England Leeds 11 Jun 1949 Test # 314
A Kumble 37y 70d 5/84 India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2007 Test # 1855
ESM Kentish 37y 55d 5/49 West Indies v England Kingston 15 Jan 1954 Test # 380
CS Martin 37y 47d 6/26 New Zealand v Zimbabwe Napier 26 Jan 2012 Test # 2033
TB Burtt 37y 17d 5/69 New Zealand v West Indies Christchurch 8 Feb 1952 Test # 349

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Only the last 5wi by any player is shown.

Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]

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Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly have scored hundreds in the same Test innings on only one occasion. In August 2002 at Headingly, Tendulkar top scored with 193, while Dravid and Ganguly scored 148 and 128 respectively in the first innings of the Test leading India to a famous win against England by an innings and 46 runs.

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