Most balls bowled in a match
Player Balls Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
S Ramadhin 774 129.0 51 228 9 1.76 West Indies v England Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
H Verity 766 95.6x8 23 184 4 1.44 England v South Africa Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
JC White 749 124.5 37 256 13 2.05 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
N Gordon 738 92.2x8 17 256 1 2.08 South Africa v England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
ACB Langton 728 91.0x8 24 203 4 1.67 South Africa v England Durban 3 Mar 1939 Test # 271
MW Tate 712 89.0x8 19 228 11 1.92 England v Australia Sydney 19 Dec 1924 Test # 158
G Giffen 708 118.0 42 239 8 2.02 Australia v England Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
AL Valentine 696 116.0 75 127 7 1.09 West Indies v England Lord's 24 Jun 1950 Test # 324
S Ramadhin 690 115.0 70 152 11 1.32 West Indies v England Lord's 24 Jun 1950 Test # 324
MH Mankad 690 115.0 60 135 6 1.17 India v Pakistan Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 Test # 398
GAR Lock 690 115.0 47 225 8 1.95 England v Pakistan Dhaka 19 Jan 1962 Test # 521
AP Freeman 688 86.0x8 15 258 5 2.25 England v Australia Sydney 19 Dec 1924 Test # 158
JC White 683 113.5 50 171 6 1.50 England v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
M Muralitharan 683 113.5 41 220 16 1.93 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 27 Aug 1998 Test # 1423
S Venkataraghavan 675 112.3 56 152 12 1.35 India v New Zealand Delhi 19 Mar 1965 Test # 583
WA Johnston 672 84.0x8 15 266 7 2.37 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 6 Feb 1953 Test # 365
S Ramadhin 662 110.2 37 184 7 1.66 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
SP Gupte 662 110.2 54 167 7 1.51 India v Pakistan Lahore 29 Jan 1955 Test # 397
AL Valentine 660 110.0 55 183 5 1.66 West Indies v England Nottingham 20 Jul 1950 Test # 325
CV Grimmett 656 109.2 30 225 5 2.05 Australia v England The Oval 16 Aug 1930 Test # 198
FA Ward 656 82.0x8 19 240 8 2.19 Australia v England Brisbane 4 Dec 1936 Test # 255
H Trumble 654 109.0 41 198 9 1.81 Australia v England Adelaide 17 Jan 1902 Test # 67
CV Grimmett 654 109.0 37 192 8 1.76 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 31 Dec 1931 Test # 214
MH Mankad 654 109.0 62 111 7 1.01 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
SG Shinde 651 108.3 35 253 8 2.33 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
Saqlain Mushtaq 644 107.2 23 226 9 2.10 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 19 Apr 1997 Test # 1366
KD Mackay 642 107.0 35 196 7 1.83 Australia v England The Oval 17 Aug 1961 Test # 511
HJ Tayfield 640 80.0x8 31 135 3 1.26 South Africa v Australia Durban 24 Jan 1958 Test # 447
AL Valentine 636 106.0 36 204 11 1.92 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jun 1950 Test # 323
LR Gibbs 636 79.4x8 37 142 6 1.33 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 10 Feb 1961 Test # 506
CV Grimmett 633 105.3 52 120 8 1.13 Australia v England Nottingham 8 Jun 1934 Test # 233
MW Tate 632 79.0x8 12 207 9 1.96 England v Australia Sydney 27 Feb 1925 Test # 162
OC Scott 632 105.2 13 374 9 3.55 West Indies v England Kingston 3 Apr 1930 Test # 193
JW Sharpe 630 105.0 45 165 8 1.57 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1892 Test # 35
JC Laker 630 105.0 41 199 4 1.89 England v West Indies Nottingham 4 Jul 1957 Test # 441
Abdul Qadir 628 104.4 31 186 10 1.77 Pakistan v England Karachi 16 Dec 1987 Test # 1086
MW Tate 627 78.3x8 18 241 9 2.30 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1925 Test # 159
R Kilner 625 78.1x8 14 178 8 1.70 England v Australia Adelaide 16 Jan 1925 Test # 160
CV Grimmett 625 104.1 27 219 6 2.10 Australia v England Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
MH Mankad 624 104.0 28 254 6 2.44 India v West Indies Kingston 28 Mar 1953 Test # 371
JD Higgs 622 77.6x8 19 190 8 1.83 Australia v England Sydney 6 Jan 1979 Test # 840
G Geary 606 101.0 41 136 6 1.34 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
WJ O'Reilly 606 75.6x8 28 161 5 1.59 Australia v England Brisbane 4 Dec 1936 Test # 255
Fazal Mahmood 606 101.0 45 165 6 1.63 Pakistan v West Indies Port of Spain 5 Feb 1958 Test # 448
WJ O'Reilly 603 100.3 40 161 6 1.60 Australia v England Adelaide 13 Jan 1933 Test # 222
MW Tate 600 100.0 39 184 0 1.84 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Mar 1929 Test # 180
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), 2nd Test, Nov 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2146]
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, 3rd Test, Nov 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2145]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 1st Test, Nov 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2144]

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