Records / 2000s / Test matches / Best economy rates

Best economy rates
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
CEL Ambrose (WI) 2000-2000 10 376.4 141 636 36 4/30 7/50 17.66 1.68 62.7 0 0
CA Walsh (WI) 2000-2001 20 887.1 280 1835 93 6/61 10/117 19.73 2.06 57.2 5 1
NJ Astle (NZ) 2000-2006 47 543.0 204 1130 29 3/27 6/62 38.96 2.08 112.3 0 0
CL Hooper (WI) 2001-2002 22 565.5 142 1263 21 2/32 4/110 60.14 2.23 161.6 0 0
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 2000-2007 66 887.0 218 2103 69 5/34 9/74 30.47 2.37 77.1 2 0
L Klusener (SA) 2000-2004 24 434.4 134 1037 28 3/8 4/45 37.03 2.38 93.1 0 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 2000-2007 66 2548.4 828 6100 297 8/24 10/27 20.53 2.39 51.4 14 2
JDP Oram (NZ) 2002-2009 33 827.2 240 1983 60 4/41 6/63 33.05 2.39 82.7 0 0
CE Cuffy (WI) 2001-2002 12 475.4 131 1149 36 4/82 5/102 31.91 2.41 79.2 0 0
SM Pollock (SA) 2000-2008 70 2647.1 815 6439 260 6/30 10/147 24.76 2.43 61.0 6 1
Wasim Akram (Pak) 2000-2002 13 381.4 102 930 31 6/61 11/110 30.00 2.43 73.8 3 1
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 2000-2009 84 4797.5 1160 11849 565 9/51 13/115 20.97 2.46 50.9 49 20
D Ramnarine (WI) 2001-2002 9 454.3 122 1149 33 5/78 7/147 34.81 2.52 82.6 1 0
A Symonds (Aus) 2004-2008 26 349.0 81 896 24 3/50 5/56 37.33 2.56 87.2 0 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 2000-2004 25 1185.2 260 3087 101 8/164 10/155 30.56 2.60 70.4 4 1
SR Clark (Aus) 2006-2009 24 857.4 230 2243 94 5/32 9/89 23.86 2.61 54.7 2 0
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2009 85 1138.5 223 2988 71 5/34 6/81 42.08 2.62 96.2 2 0
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 2000-2009 69 2758.4 650 7359 222 7/87 12/149 33.14 2.66 74.5 15 3
AA Donald (SA) 2000-2002 13 420.3 117 1144 46 5/47 6/82 24.86 2.72 54.8 1 0
HH Streak (Zim) 2000-2005 38 1232.2 340 3353 105 6/73 9/72 31.93 2.72 70.4 3 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2007-2009 14 498.3 110 1357 48 7/36 9/115 28.27 2.72 62.3 5 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2000-2009 77 2681.1 626 7335 247 7/71 14/191 29.69 2.73 65.1 8 1
Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) 2003-2005 10 429.2 97 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.03 2.73 50.5 2 0
Enamul Haque (Ban) 2001-2003 10 371.4 88 1027 18 4/136 4/136 57.05 2.76 123.8 0 0
RJ Sidebottom (Eng) 2001-2009 21 771.0 182 2133 77 7/47 10/139 27.70 2.76 60.0 5 1
GW Flower (Zim) 2000-2004 29 364.3 81 1012 19 4/41 8/104 53.26 2.77 115.1 0 0
PL Harris (SA) 2007-2009 26 947.4 196 2635 79 6/127 9/161 33.35 2.78 71.9 3 0
Mohammad Rafique (Ban) 2000-2008 33 1457.2 301 4076 100 6/77 9/160 40.76 2.79 87.4 7 0
J Srinath (India) 2000-2002 24 821.0 217 2304 74 6/76 9/141 31.13 2.80 66.5 4 0
HDPK Dharmasena (SL) 2000-2004 11 365.0 72 1027 19 3/58 4/105 54.05 2.81 115.2 0 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2001-2009 72 3451.1 640 9763 322 8/84 15/217 30.31 2.82 64.3 23 5
JN Gillespie (Aus) 2000-2006 57 2001.2 524 5662 209 6/40 9/80 27.09 2.82 57.4 5 0
CD Collymore (WI) 2003-2007 29 1015.1 238 2895 92 7/57 11/134 31.46 2.85 66.2 4 1
AF Giles (Eng) 2000-2006 53 1994.0 390 5700 142 5/57 9/122 40.14 2.85 84.2 5 0
MS Panesar (Eng) 2006-2009 39 1507.0 308 4331 126 6/37 10/187 34.37 2.87 71.7 8 1
RW Price (Zim) 2001-2004 17 847.5 195 2453 69 6/73 10/161 35.55 2.89 73.7 5 1
A Kumble (India) 2000-2008 74 3774.3 790 11014 355 8/141 13/181 31.02 2.91 63.7 20 5
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2009 14 618.3 127 1824 62 5/54 9/164 29.41 2.94 59.8 4 0
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 2000-2009 101 2224.0 524 6561 205 6/54 9/92 32.00 2.95 65.0 4 0
RD King (WI) 2000-2005 16 483.2 104 1426 45 5/51 7/81 31.68 2.95 64.4 1 0
NM Hauritz (Aus) 2004-2009 11 438.2 89 1295 41 5/101 6/158 31.58 2.95 64.1 1 0
N Boje (SA) 2000-2006 43 1436.4 293 4265 100 5/62 8/134 42.65 2.96 86.2 3 0
SK Warne (Aus) 2000-2007 65 3021.3 604 8986 357 7/94 12/246 25.17 2.97 50.7 21 6
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 2000-2009 74 2394.0 486 7124 220 5/58 8/156 32.38 2.97 65.2 3 0
SJ Benn (WI) 2008-2009 12 532.4 90 1586 35 5/155 8/108 45.31 2.97 91.3 1 0
DR Tuffey (NZ) 2000-2009 24 760.5 195 2279 74 6/54 9/116 30.79 2.99 61.6 2 0
DNT Zoysa (SL) 2000-2004 22 569.2 126 1706 49 5/20 8/73 34.81 2.99 69.7 1 0
KD Mills (NZ) 2004-2009 19 483.4 118 1453 44 4/16 6/77 33.02 3.00 65.9 0 0
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2005-2009 15 558.4 132 1680 73 6/44 11/71 23.01 3.00 45.9 5 1
M Dillon (WI) 2000-2004 31 1215.4 235 3656 110 5/71 8/123 33.23 3.00 66.3 1 0

Minimum of 2000 balls
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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