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Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SF Barnes (Eng) 4 1356 536 49 9/103 17/159 10.93 2.37 27.6 7 3
England in South Africa Test Series, 1913/14
JC Laker (Eng) 5 1703 442 46 10/53 19/90 9.60 1.55 37.0 4 2
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1956
CV Grimmett (Aus) 5 2077 642 44 7/40 13/173 14.59 1.85 47.2 5 3
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1935/36
TM Alderman (Aus) 6 1950 893 42 6/135 9/130 21.26 2.74 46.4 4 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1981
RM Hogg (Aus) 6 1740 527 41 6/74 10/66 12.85 1.81 42.4 5 2
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1978/79
TM Alderman (Aus) 6 1616 712 41 6/128 10/151 17.36 2.64 39.4 6 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1989
Imran Khan (Pak) 6 1339 558 40 8/60 11/79 13.95 2.50 33.4 4 2
India in Pakistan Test Series, 1982/83
SK Warne (Aus) 5 1517 797 40 6/46 12/246 19.92 3.15 37.9 3 2
The Ashes (Australia in England), 2005
SF Barnes (Eng) 6 1140 404 39 8/29 13/57 10.35 2.12 29.2 6 3
Triangular Tournament (Australia, England, South Africa in England), 1912
AV Bedser (Eng) 5 1591 682 39 7/44 14/99 17.48 2.57 40.7 5 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1953
DK Lillee (Aus) 6 1870 870 39 7/89 11/159 22.30 2.79 47.9 2 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1981
MW Tate (Eng) 5 2528 881 38 6/99 11/228 23.18 2.09 66.5 5 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1924/25
MG Johnson (Aus) 5 1132 517 37 7/40 9/103 13.97 2.74 30.5 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 2013/14
WJ Whitty (Aus) 5 1395 632 37 6/17 9/98 17.08 2.71 37.7 2 0
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1910/11
HJ Tayfield (SA) 5 2280 636 37 9/113 13/192 17.18 1.67 61.6 4 1
England in South Africa Test Series, 1956/57
GD McGrath (Aus) 6 1499 701 36 8/38 9/103 19.47 2.80 41.6 2 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1997
AEE Vogler (SA) 5 1349 783 36 7/94 12/181 21.75 3.48 37.4 4 1
England in South Africa Test Series, 1909/10
AA Mailey (Aus) 5 1465 946 36 9/121 13/236 26.27 3.87 40.6 4 2
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1920/21
GA Lohmann (Eng) 3 520 203 35 9/28 15/45 5.80 2.34 14.8 4 2
England in South Africa Test Series, 1895/96
MD Marshall (WI) 5 1219 443 35 7/22 10/92 12.65 2.18 34.8 3 1
The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1988
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 5 1747 662 35 8/79 9/107 18.91 2.27 49.9 4 0
England in India Test Series, 1972/73
GAR Lock (Eng) 5 1056 254 34 7/35 11/65 7.47 1.44 31.0 3 1
New Zealand in England Test Series, 1958
SF Barnes (Eng) 3 768 282 34 8/29 13/57 8.29 2.20 22.5 5 3
South Africa in England Test Series, 1912
CA Walsh (WI) 5 1322 436 34 6/74 10/117 12.82 1.97 38.8 2 1
The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 2000
MH Mankad (India) 5 2225 571 34 8/55 12/108 16.79 1.53 65.4 1 1
England in India Test Series, 1951/52
FS Trueman (Eng) 5 1420 594 34 7/44 12/119 17.47 2.50 41.7 4 2
The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1963
SP Gupte (India) 5 2140 669 34 7/128 9/145 19.67 1.87 62.9 4 0
New Zealand in India Test Series, 1955/56
GF Lawson (Aus) 5 1384 687 34 6/47 11/134 20.20 2.97 40.7 4 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1982/83
IT Botham (Eng) 6 1635 700 34 6/95 10/253 20.58 2.56 48.0 3 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1981
SF Barnes (Eng) 5 1782 778 34 5/44 8/140 22.88 2.61 52.4 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1911/12
G Giffen (Aus) 5 2126 820 34 6/155 8/40 24.11 2.31 62.5 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1894/95
SK Warne (Aus) 6 2639 877 34 5/82 8/137 25.79 1.99 77.6 1 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1993
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 3 1017 401 33 9/52 15/123 12.15 2.36 30.8 5 2
Trans-Tasman Trophy (New Zealand in Australia), 1985/86
CEL Ambrose (WI) 5 1563 542 33 7/25 10/120 16.42 2.08 47.3 3 1
The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1992/93
CV Grimmett (Aus) 5 1836 557 33 7/83 14/199 16.87 1.82 55.6 3 1
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1931/32
JR Thomson (Aus) 5 1401 592 33 6/46 9/105 17.93 2.53 42.4 2 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1974/75
CV Grimmett (Aus) 5 1436 593 33 7/87 11/183 17.96 2.47 43.5 2 1
West Indies in Australia Test Series, 1930/31
AK Davidson (Aus) 4 1391 612 33 6/53 11/222 18.54 2.63 42.1 5 1
The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1960/61
MD Marshall (WI) 6 1326 621 33 6/37 9/102 18.81 2.80 40.1 2 0
West Indies in India Test Series, 1983/84
H Larwood (Eng) 5 1322 644 33 5/28 10/124 19.51 2.92 40.0 2 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1932/33
AA Donald (SA) 5 1460 653 33 6/88 8/115 19.78 2.68 44.2 4 0
South Africa in England Test Series, 1998
AL Valentine (WI) 4 2535 674 33 8/104 11/204 20.42 1.59 76.8 2 2
West Indies in England Test Series, 1950
CEH Croft (WI) 5 1307 676 33 8/29 9/95 20.48 3.10 39.6 1 0
Pakistan in West Indies Test Series, 1976/77
CC Griffith (WI) 5 1343 519 32 6/36 9/81 16.21 2.31 41.9 3 0
The Wisden Trophy (West Indies in England), 1963
GD McGrath (Aus) 5 1166 542 32 7/76 8/114 16.93 2.78 36.4 4 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 2001
Harbhajan Singh (India) 3 1071 545 32 8/84 15/217 17.03 3.05 33.4 4 2
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India), 2000/01
N Kapil Dev (India) 6 1271 566 32 7/56 11/146 17.68 2.67 39.7 3 1
Pakistan in India Test Series, 1979/80
AME Roberts (WI) 5 1251 585 32 7/64 12/121 18.28 2.80 39.0 3 1
West Indies in India Test Series, 1974/75
MA Noble (Aus) 5 1380 608 32 7/17 13/77 19.00 2.64 43.1 4 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1901/02
CJ McDermott (Aus) 5 1397 675 32 6/38 8/114 21.09 2.89 43.6 4 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1994/95
FR Foster (Eng) 5 1660 692 32 6/91 7/115 21.62 2.50 51.8 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1911/12
HV Hordern (Aus) 5 1665 780 32 7/90 12/175 24.37 2.81 52.0 4 2
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1911/12
T Richardson (Eng) 5 1748 849 32 6/104 9/242 26.53 2.91 54.6 4 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1894/95
H Ironmonger (Aus) 4 1331 296 31 6/18 11/24 9.54 1.33 42.9 3 1
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1931/32
W Rhodes (Eng) 5 1032 488 31 8/68 15/124 15.74 2.83 33.2 3 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1903/04
J Garner (WI) 5 1253 523 31 6/60 9/142 16.87 2.50 40.4 3 0
The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 1983/84
DK Lillee (Aus) 5 1499 548 31 6/66 10/181 17.67 2.19 48.3 3 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1972
SK Warne (Aus) 5 1172 580 31 7/165 11/229 18.70 2.96 37.8 3 1
The Ashes (Australia in England), 2001
R Benaud (Aus) 5 1866 584 31 5/83 9/173 18.83 1.87 60.1 2 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1958/59
AS Kennedy (Eng) 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1922/23
CJ McDermott (Aus) 5 1586 670 31 5/54 10/168 21.61 2.53 51.1 3 1
India in Australia Test Series, 1991/92
JA Snow (Eng) 6 1805 708 31 7/40 8/63 22.83 2.35 58.2 2 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1970/71
JV Saunders (Aus) 5 1603 716 31 5/28 9/104 23.09 2.67 51.7 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1907/08
BS Bedi (India) 5 1759 740 31 5/55 10/194 23.87 2.52 56.7 3 1
India in Australia Test Series, 1977/78
MG Hughes (Aus) 6 1778 845 31 5/92 8/151 27.25 2.85 57.3 1 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1993
IT Botham (Eng) 6 1510 855 31 5/109 7/158 27.58 3.39 48.7 1 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1985
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 1219 294 30 9/51 13/115 9.80 1.44 40.6 2 1
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2001/02
CEL Ambrose (WI) 6 1235 428 30 5/25 8/75 14.26 2.07 41.1 2 0
The Wisden Trophy (England in West Indies), 1997/98
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 3 1408 437 30 9/56 13/101 14.56 1.86 46.9 3 2
England in Pakistan Test Series, 1987/88
AV Bedser (Eng) 5 1560 482 30 5/46 10/105 16.06 1.85 52.0 2 1
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1950/51
GD McGrath (Aus) 4 1198 508 30 5/28 10/78 16.93 2.54 39.9 4 1
The Frank Worrell Trophy (Australia in West Indies), 1998/99
AV Bedser (Eng) 5 1655 517 30 7/58 12/112 17.23 1.87 55.1 3 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1951
WW Hall (WI) 5 1330 530 30 6/50 11/126 17.66 2.39 44.3 2 1
West Indies in India Test Series, 1958/59
R Benaud (Aus) 5 1937 658 30 5/49 9/144 21.93 2.03 64.5 4 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1957/58
MA Holding (WI) 6 1342 663 30 5/102 6/88 22.10 2.96 44.7 1 0
West Indies in India Test Series, 1983/84
JN Crawford (Eng) 5 1426 742 30 5/48 8/120 24.73 3.12 47.5 3 0
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1907/08
GD McKenzie (Aus) 5 1649 758 30 8/71 10/159 25.26 2.75 54.9 1 1
The Frank Worrell Trophy (West Indies in Australia), 1968/69
HJ Tayfield (SA) 5 2228 843 30 7/81 13/165 28.10 2.27 74.2 2 1
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1952/53
CJ McDermott (Aus) 6 1406 901 30 8/141 8/141 30.03 3.84 46.8 2 0
The Ashes (Australia in England), 1985
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Investec Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132 - Live]
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Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]

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