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CTB Turner 6 5/44 1 Australia v England Sydney 10 Feb 1888 Test # 27
7/43 3 Australia v England Sydney 10 Feb 1888 Test # 27
5/27 2 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 1888 Test # 28
5/36 4 Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 1888 Test # 28
6/112 2 Australia v England The Oval 13 Aug 1888 Test # 29
5/86 1 Australia v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888 Test # 30
T Richardson 5 6/104 3 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Mar 1895 Test # 46
6/39 1 England v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1896 Test # 50
5/134 3 England v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1896 Test # 50
7/168 1 England v Australia Manchester 16 Jul 1896 Test # 51
6/76 4 England v Australia Manchester 16 Jul 1896 Test # 51
AV Bedser 5 5/27 3 England v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
5/41 2 England v India The Oval 14 Aug 1952 Test # 354
7/55 1 England v Australia Nottingham 11 Jun 1953 Test # 372
7/44 3 England v Australia Nottingham 11 Jun 1953 Test # 372
5/105 1 England v Australia Lord's 25 Jun 1953 Test # 373
S Shillingford 5 6/49 3 West Indies v Zimbabwe Bridgetown 12 Mar 2013 Test # 2079
5/59 1 West Indies v Zimbabwe Roseau 20 Mar 2013 Test # 2083
5/34 3 West Indies v Zimbabwe Roseau 20 Mar 2013 Test # 2083
6/167 2 West Indies v India Kolkata 6 Nov 2013 Test # 2101
5/179 2 West Indies v India Mumbai 14 Nov 2013 Test # 2102
J Briggs 4 6/49 2 England v Australia Adelaide 24 Mar 1892 Test # 38
6/87 3 England v Australia Adelaide 24 Mar 1892 Test # 38
5/34 2 England v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1893 Test # 40
5/114 3 England v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1893 Test # 40
SF Barnes 4 5/57 1 England v South Africa Durban 13 Dec 1913 Test # 130
5/48 3 England v South Africa Durban 13 Dec 1913 Test # 130
8/56 1 England v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913 Test # 131
9/103 3 England v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913 Test # 131
JC Laker 4 5/58 2 England v Australia Leeds 12 Jul 1956 Test # 427
6/55 3 England v Australia Leeds 12 Jul 1956 Test # 427
9/37 2 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
10/53 3 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
FS Trueman 4 6/100 1 England v West Indies Lord's 20 Jun 1963 Test # 544
5/52 3 England v West Indies Lord's 20 Jun 1963 Test # 544
5/75 2 England v West Indies Birmingham 4 Jul 1963 Test # 545
7/44 4 England v West Indies Birmingham 4 Jul 1963 Test # 545
DK Lillee 4 5/51 1 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 25 Feb 1977 Test # 798
6/72 3 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 25 Feb 1977 Test # 798
6/26 2 Australia v England Melbourne 12 Mar 1977 Test # 800
5/139 4 Australia v England Melbourne 12 Mar 1977 Test # 800
RM Hogg 4 5/65 1 Australia v England Perth 15 Dec 1978 Test # 836
5/57 3 Australia v England Perth 15 Dec 1978 Test # 836
5/30 2 Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1978 Test # 838
5/36 4 Australia v England Melbourne 29 Dec 1978 Test # 838
Imran Khan 4 8/60 3 Pakistan v India Karachi 23 Dec 1982 Test # 942
6/98 1 Pakistan v India Faisalabad 3 Jan 1983 Test # 945
5/82 3 Pakistan v India Faisalabad 3 Jan 1983 Test # 945
6/35 2 Pakistan v India Hyderabad (Sind) 14 Jan 1983 Test # 946
MD Marshall 4 5/82 3 West Indies v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 1984 Test # 999
5/69 2 West Indies v Australia Adelaide 7 Dec 1984 Test # 1002
5/38 4 West Indies v Australia Adelaide 7 Dec 1984 Test # 1002
5/86 2 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 22 Dec 1984 Test # 1005
Waqar Younis 4 7/86 3 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 18 Oct 1990 Test # 1152
7/76 2 Pakistan v New Zealand Faisalabad 26 Oct 1990 Test # 1153
5/54 4 Pakistan v New Zealand Faisalabad 26 Oct 1990 Test # 1153
5/76 1 Pakistan v West Indies Karachi 15 Nov 1990 Test # 1154
Saqlain Mushtaq 4 5/94 2 Pakistan v India Chennai 28 Jan 1999 Test # 1442
5/93 4 Pakistan v India Chennai 28 Jan 1999 Test # 1442
5/94 1 Pakistan v India Delhi 4 Feb 1999 Test # 1443
5/122 3 Pakistan v India Delhi 4 Feb 1999 Test # 1443
Harbhajan Singh 4 7/123 1 India v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
6/73 4 India v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
7/133 1 India v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001 Test # 1539
8/84 3 India v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001 Test # 1539
M Muralitharan 4 5/13 1 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
5/98 3 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
6/126 1 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 13 Nov 2001 Test # 1567
5/44 3 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 13 Nov 2001 Test # 1567
SK Warne 4 5/116 2 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 Test # 1685
5/43 4 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 Test # 1685
5/65 2 Australia v Sri Lanka Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
5/90 4 Australia v Sri Lanka Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
JJ Ferris 3 5/49 4 Australia v England The Oval 11 Aug 1890 Test # 34
6/54 1 England v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1892 Test # 37
7/37 3 England v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1892 Test # 37
T Richardson 3 5/49 1 England v Australia Manchester 24 Aug 1893 Test # 41
5/107 3 England v Australia Manchester 24 Aug 1893 Test # 41
5/181 1 England v Australia Sydney 14 Dec 1894 Test # 42
GA Lohmann 3 7/38 2 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
8/7 4 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
9/28 2 England v South Africa Johannesburg 2 Mar 1896 Test # 48
CB Llewellyn 3 5/43 1 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902 Test # 76
5/73 3 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902 Test # 76
6/97 1 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 8 Nov 1902 Test # 77
W Rhodes 3 5/94 3 England v Australia Sydney 11 Dec 1903 Test # 78
7/56 2 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 Test # 79
8/68 4 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 Test # 79
C Blythe 3 8/59 2 England v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907 Test # 94
7/40 4 England v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907 Test # 94
5/61 2 England v South Africa The Oval 19 Aug 1907 Test # 95
C Blythe 3 6/44 1 England v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909 Test # 101
5/58 3 England v Australia Birmingham 27 May 1909 Test # 101
5/63 1 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1909 Test # 104
AEE Vogler 3 5/87 2 South Africa v England Johannesburg 1 Jan 1910 Test # 106
7/94 4 South Africa v England Johannesburg 1 Jan 1910 Test # 106
5/83 2 South Africa v England Durban 21 Jan 1910 Test # 107
SF Barnes 3 5/28 1 England v South Africa The Oval 12 Aug 1912 Test # 128
8/29 3 England v South Africa The Oval 12 Aug 1912 Test # 128
5/30 2 England v Australia The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
SF Barnes 3 5/102 4 England v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Jan 1914 Test # 132
7/56 1 England v South Africa Durban 14 Feb 1914 Test # 133
7/88 3 England v South Africa Durban 14 Feb 1914 Test # 133
CV Grimmett 3 5/45 2 Australia v England Sydney 27 Feb 1925 Test # 162
6/37 4 Australia v England Sydney 27 Feb 1925 Test # 162
5/88 2 Australia v England Leeds 10 Jul 1926 Test # 165
JC White 3 5/107 3 England v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1928 Test # 178
5/130 2 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
8/126 4 England v Australia Adelaide 1 Feb 1929 Test # 179
CV Grimmett 3 6/92 4 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 31 Dec 1931 Test # 214
7/116 1 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 29 Jan 1932 Test # 215
7/83 3 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 29 Jan 1932 Test # 215
CV Grimmett 3 7/40 3 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Feb 1936 Test # 250
7/100 1 Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
6/73 3 Australia v South Africa Durban 28 Feb 1936 Test # 251
J Cowie 3 6/40 2 New Zealand v Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
6/83 2 New Zealand v England Christchurch 21 Mar 1947 Test # 284
5/127 1 New Zealand v England Leeds 11 Jun 1949 Test # 314
JH Wardle 3 5/53 2 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
7/36 4 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
5/61 2 England v South Africa Durban 25 Jan 1957 Test # 436
AK Davidson 3 5/135 1 Australia v West Indies Brisbane 9 Dec 1960 Test # 498
6/87 3 Australia v West Indies Brisbane 9 Dec 1960 Test # 498
6/53 2 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 30 Dec 1960 Test # 500
PM Pollock 3 5/53 2 South Africa v England Nottingham 5 Aug 1965 Test # 595
5/34 4 South Africa v England Nottingham 5 Aug 1965 Test # 595
5/43 2 South Africa v England The Oval 26 Aug 1965 Test # 596
AA Mallett 3 5/91 2 Australia v India Chennai 24 Dec 1969 Test # 669
5/53 4 Australia v India Chennai 24 Dec 1969 Test # 669
5/126 1 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 22 Jan 1970 Test # 670
DL Underwood 3 6/12 1 England v New Zealand Christchurch 25 Feb 1971 Test # 681
6/85 3 England v New Zealand Christchurch 25 Feb 1971 Test # 681
5/108 2 England v New Zealand Auckland 5 Mar 1971 Test # 682
Imran Khan 3 5/122 3 Pakistan v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1977 Test # 790
6/102 1 Pakistan v Australia Sydney 14 Jan 1977 Test # 792
6/63 3 Pakistan v Australia Sydney 14 Jan 1977 Test # 792
MA Holding 3 5/45 1 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1981 Test # 915
6/62 3 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1981 Test # 915
5/64 2 West Indies v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1982 Test # 917
Imran Khan 3 8/58 1 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Lahore 22 Mar 1982 Test # 927
6/58 3 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Lahore 22 Mar 1982 Test # 927
7/52 1 Pakistan v England Birmingham 29 Jul 1982 Test # 931
GF Lawson 3 5/108 3 Australia v England Perth 12 Nov 1982 Test # 938
6/47 1 Australia v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1982 Test # 939
5/87 3 Australia v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1982 Test # 939
L Sivaramakrishnan 3 6/64 1 India v England Mumbai 28 Nov 1984 Test # 1001
6/117 3 India v England Mumbai 28 Nov 1984 Test # 1001
6/99 2 India v England Delhi 12 Dec 1984 Test # 1004
RJ Hadlee 3 9/52 1 New Zealand v Australia Brisbane 8 Nov 1985 Test # 1029
6/71 3 New Zealand v Australia Brisbane 8 Nov 1985 Test # 1029
5/65 2 New Zealand v Australia Sydney 22 Nov 1985 Test # 1030
RJ Hadlee 3 5/68 2 New Zealand v Australia Adelaide 11 Dec 1987 Test # 1084
5/109 2 New Zealand v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1987 Test # 1087
5/67 4 New Zealand v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 1987 Test # 1087
MG Hughes 3 5/67 3 Australia v Sri Lanka Perth 12 Feb 1988 Test # 1092
5/130 1 Australia v West Indies Perth 2 Dec 1988 Test # 1110
8/87 3 Australia v West Indies Perth 2 Dec 1988 Test # 1110
MD Marshall 3 5/60 3 West Indies v India Bridgetown 7 Apr 1989 Test # 1118
5/34 2 West Indies v India Port of Spain 15 Apr 1989 Test # 1119
6/55 4 West Indies v India Port of Spain 15 Apr 1989 Test # 1119
Wasim Akram 3 6/62 1 Pakistan v Australia Melbourne 12 Jan 1990 Test # 1134
5/98 3 Pakistan v Australia Melbourne 12 Jan 1990 Test # 1134
5/100 2 Pakistan v Australia Adelaide 19 Jan 1990 Test # 1135
Waqar Younis 3 7/91 2 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Karachi 1 Dec 1993 Test # 1237
6/44 4 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Karachi 1 Dec 1993 Test # 1237
5/88 2 Pakistan v Zimbabwe Rawalpindi 9 Dec 1993 Test # 1240
WPUJC Vaas 3 5/47 2 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Napier 11 Mar 1995 Test # 1292
5/43 4 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Napier 11 Mar 1995 Test # 1292
6/87 2 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Dunedin 18 Mar 1995 Test # 1293
ARC Fraser 3 5/60 1 England v South Africa Nottingham 23 Jul 1998 Test # 1421
5/62 3 England v South Africa Nottingham 23 Jul 1998 Test # 1421
5/42 2 England v South Africa Leeds 6 Aug 1998 Test # 1422
M Muralitharan 3 5/30 4 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 Test # 1418
7/155 1 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 27 Aug 1998 Test # 1423
9/65 3 Sri Lanka v England The Oval 27 Aug 1998 Test # 1423
GD McGrath 3 5/50 2 Australia v West Indies Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 Test # 1448
5/28 4 Australia v West Indies Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 Test # 1448
5/93 2 Australia v West Indies Kingston 13 Mar 1999 Test # 1451
J Srinath 3 5/46 1 India v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Feb 1999 Test # 1444
8/86 3 India v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Feb 1999 Test # 1444
6/45 2 India v New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct 1999 Test # 1462
M Muralitharan 3 5/68 3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 6 Aug 2000 Test # 1507
5/122 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
6/39 3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
SCG MacGill 3 5/65 3 Australia v Bangladesh Darwin 18 Jul 2003 Test # 1650
5/77 1 Australia v Bangladesh Cairns 25 Jul 2003 Test # 1652
5/56 3 Australia v Bangladesh Cairns 25 Jul 2003 Test # 1652
CS Martin 3 6/76 1 New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 18 Mar 2004 Test # 1689
5/104 3 New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 18 Mar 2004 Test # 1689
5/55 2 New Zealand v South Africa Wellington 26 Mar 2004 Test # 1692
DL Vettori 3 6/28 3 New Zealand v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Oct 2004 Test # 1715
6/70 2 New Zealand v Bangladesh Chittagong 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1717
6/100 3 New Zealand v Bangladesh Chittagong 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1717
Enamul Haque jnr 3 6/45 4 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Chittagong 6 Jan 2005 Test # 1733
7/95 1 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Dhaka 14 Jan 2005 Test # 1735
5/105 3 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Dhaka 14 Jan 2005 Test # 1735
M Muralitharan 3 6/131 3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1810
5/128 1 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (PSS) 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
7/97 3 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (PSS) 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
Shakib Al Hasan 3 5/130 1 Bangladesh v South Africa Bloemfontein 19 Nov 2008 Test # 1893
6/99 2 Bangladesh v South Africa Centurion 26 Nov 2008 Test # 1895
5/70 1 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Dhaka 26 Dec 2008 Test # 1903
VD Philander 3 5/70 4 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 17 Nov 2011 Test # 2018
5/53 1 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
5/49 3 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
HMRKB Herath 3 6/74 2 Sri Lanka v England Galle 26 Mar 2012 Test # 2038
6/97 4 Sri Lanka v England Galle 26 Mar 2012 Test # 2038
6/133 2 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (PSS) 3 Apr 2012 Test # 2039
HMRKB Herath 3 5/65 1 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012 Test # 2059
6/43 3 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 17 Nov 2012 Test # 2059
6/103 1 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063

Records include the following recent matches:
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]

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