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Highest strike rates in an innings
Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
SP Fleming 31* 11 6 1 281.81 New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 18 Mar 2004 Test # 1689
M Muralitharan 29 11 3 2 263.63 Sri Lanka v India Kanpur 24 Nov 2009 Test # 1935
GO Jones 27* 12 2 2 225.00 England v Australia Manchester 11 Aug 2005 Test # 1760
JH Kallis 54 25 3 5 216.00 South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 4 Mar 2005 Test # 1737
Harbhajan Singh 37 18 4 3 205.55 India v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005 Test # 1765
Shoaib Akhtar 28 14 4 2 200.00 Pakistan v India Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004 Test # 1697
TG Southee 77* 40 4 9 192.50 New Zealand v England Napier 22 Mar 2008 Test # 1868
SM Pollock 36* 19 4 2 189.47 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1637
CL Cairns 82 47 10 4 174.46 New Zealand v England Lord's 20 May 2004 Test # 1700
AC Gilchrist 102* 59 12 4 172.88 Australia v England Perth 14 Dec 2006 Test # 1821
Yousuf Youhana 50 29 6 2 172.41 Pakistan v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1637
SJ Harmison 31* 18 5 1 172.22 England v West Indies Birmingham 29 Jul 2004 Test # 1708
Shahid Afridi 58 34 8 2 170.58 Pakistan v India Bangalore 24 Mar 2005 Test # 1743
A Flintoff 75 44 9 2 170.45 England v New Zealand Wellington 21 Mar 2002 Test # 1596
SR Clark 39 23 3 2 169.56 Australia v England Brisbane 23 Nov 2006 Test # 1817
R Clarke 27 16 0 1 168.75 England v Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Oct 2003 Test # 1667
G Gambhir 30* 18 6 0 166.66 India v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Mar 2009 Test # 1915
Mohammad Ashraful 67 41 12 2 163.41 Bangladesh v India Dhaka 25 May 2007 Test # 1833
SM Pollock 32* 20 3 2 160.00 South Africa v New Zealand Johannesburg 5 May 2006 Test # 1801
ST Jayasuriya 89 56 11 4 158.92 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
Umar Akmal 52 33 6 2 157.57 Pakistan v New Zealand Wellington 3 Dec 2009 Test # 1938
V Sehwag 25 16 5 0 156.25 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 23 Jul 2008 Test # 1882
M Muralitharan 43 28 5 3 153.57 Sri Lanka v Australia Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
VRV Singh 29 19 6 0 152.63 India v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
CH Gayle 33 22 6 1 150.00 West Indies v Pakistan Kingston 3 Jun 2005 Test # 1754
SB Joshi 27 18 4 1 150.00 India v Zimbabwe Nagpur 25 Nov 2000 Test # 1517
Waqar Younis 28 19 4 1 147.36 Pakistan v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1635
SR Tendulkar 28* 19 5 0 147.36 India v England Nagpur 1 Mar 2006 Test # 1785
NB Mahwire 50* 34 8 2 147.05 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 15 Aug 2005 Test # 1761
HH Gibbs 25* 17 3 1 147.05 South Africa v Pakistan Durban 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1635
Z Khan 25 17 2 2 147.05 India v Australia Nagpur 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1718
WPUJC Vaas 38 26 6 2 146.15 Sri Lanka v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2001 Test # 1528
Harbhajan Singh 54 37 10 0 145.94 India v England Nottingham 8 Aug 2002 Test # 1612
SR Clark 32 22 1 3 145.45 Australia v England Leeds 7 Aug 2009 Test # 1929
MJ Prior 61 42 9 0 145.23 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 2009 Test # 1925
ML Hayden 29 20 4 0 145.00 Australia v India Mohali 17 Oct 2008 Test # 1889
RS Kaluwitharana 42 29 9 0 144.82 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Karachi 12 Mar 2000 Test # 1489
Harbhajan Singh 26 18 3 2 144.44 India v West Indies Kolkata 30 Oct 2002 Test # 1622
AC Gilchrist 26 18 3 1 144.44 Australia v India Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
B Lee 46 32 9 1 143.75 Australia v England Sydney 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1636
Z Khan 33 23 6 0 143.47 India v New Zealand Wellington 3 Apr 2009 Test # 1918
CH Gayle 102 72 9 6 141.66 West Indies v Australia Perth 16 Dec 2009 Test # 1941
RJ Peterson 34 24 3 1 141.66 South Africa v India Kanpur 20 Nov 2004 Test # 1722
Tapash Baisya 66 47 10 2 140.42 Bangladesh v New Zealand Chittagong 26 Oct 2004 Test # 1717
IK Pathan 35 25 4 1 140.00 India v England Nagpur 1 Mar 2006 Test # 1785
S Chanderpaul 100 72 15 2 138.88 West Indies v Australia Georgetown 10 Apr 2003 Test # 1638
V Sehwag 25 18 4 0 138.88 India v New Zealand Hamilton 19 Dec 2002 Test # 1633

Minimum of 25 runs
Strike rates listed for matches only where balls faced are available
Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v England at Durban, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1944]
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1st Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1943]
South Africa v England at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1942]
Australia v West Indies at Perth, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1941]
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