Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
PH Edmonds 34.1 23 20 4 0.58 England v New Zealand The Oval 27 Jul 1978 Test # 828
Saleem Altaf 14.3 9 11 4 0.75 Pakistan v England Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
RJ Inverarity 33.0 19 26 3 0.78 Australia v England Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
JA Snow 13.0 5 11 2 0.84 England v Australia Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
LR Gibbs 35.4 21 32 1 0.89 West Indies v England Birmingham 9 Aug 1973 Test # 726
M Hendrick 14.0 6 13 1 0.92 England v India Leeds 16 Aug 1979 Test # 853
CM Old 41.4 22 41 4 0.98 England v Pakistan Leeds 29 Jun 1978 Test # 827
RGD Willis 16.0 8 16 4 1.00 England v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
DK Lillee 15.0 8 15 5 1.00 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
M Hendrick 15.0 7 15 2 1.00 England v India Lord's 2 Aug 1979 Test # 852
VA Holder 12.0 6 12 1 1.00 West Indies v England Nottingham 3 Jun 1976 Test # 777
IVA Richards 11.0 6 11 1 1.00 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
Iqbal Qasim 11.0 8 11 0 1.00 Pakistan v England Leeds 29 Jun 1978 Test # 827
G Miller 34.0 19 35 2 1.02 England v New Zealand The Oval 27 Jul 1978 Test # 828
SL Boock 28.0 18 29 2 1.03 New Zealand v England Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
MA Holding 23.0 15 24 2 1.04 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
BL D'Oliveira 15.0 7 16 2 1.06 England v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
N Gifford 12.0 6 13 1 1.08 England v Pakistan Lord's 17 Jun 1971 Test # 688
R Illingworth 28.0 14 31 0 1.10 England v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
R Illingworth 36.0 15 40 0 1.11 England v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
MA Holding 14.5 7 17 5 1.14 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
R Illingworth 32.0 19 37 1 1.15 England v West Indies Birmingham 9 Aug 1973 Test # 726
DL Underwood 19.0 12 22 1 1.15 England v Australia Leeds 14 Aug 1975 Test # 762
JA Snow 18.5 7 22 3 1.16 England v Australia Leeds 14 Aug 1975 Test # 762
BD Julien 16.0 8 19 0 1.18 West Indies v England Nottingham 3 Jun 1976 Test # 777
DL Underwood 31.0 16 37 4 1.19 England v Australia Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
DL Underwood 15.0 10 18 1 1.20 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
M Hendrick 15.0 9 18 1 1.20 England v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
DK Lillee 29.0 15 35 4 1.20 Australia v England Nottingham 13 Jul 1972 Test # 700
GS Sobers 22.1 13 27 3 1.21 West Indies v England The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
GG Arnold 22.0 11 27 5 1.22 England v New Zealand Leeds 5 Jul 1973 Test # 724
G Miller 25.0 10 31 2 1.24 England v New Zealand The Oval 27 Jul 1978 Test # 828
CM Old 16.0 7 20 4 1.25 England v India Manchester 6 Jun 1974 Test # 739
JA Snow 11.0 7 14 1 1.27 England v India The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
AW Greig 11.0 4 14 1 1.27 England v Pakistan Leeds 25 Jul 1974 Test # 742
BL D'Oliveira 36.0 18 46 3 1.27 England v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
GG Arnold 18.0 8 23 2 1.27 England v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
N Gifford 53.4 26 69 3 1.28 England v Pakistan Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
VA Holder 14.0 4 18 0 1.28 West Indies v England Lord's 23 Aug 1973 Test # 727
SL Boock 25.0 10 33 1 1.32 New Zealand v England Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
PH Edmonds 33.1 15 44 4 1.32 England v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
BL D'Oliveira 15.0 7 20 0 1.33 England v India Lord's 22 Jul 1971 Test # 690
MF Malone 47.0 20 63 5 1.34 Australia v England The Oval 25 Aug 1977 Test # 808
PH Edmonds 15.4 5 21 2 1.34 England v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
RAL Massie 36.0 13 49 1 1.36 Australia v England Nottingham 13 Jul 1972 Test # 700
BS Bedi 30.0 13 41 2 1.36 India v England Lord's 22 Jul 1971 Test # 690
PH Edmonds 45.0 18 62 2 1.37 England v India Lord's 2 Aug 1979 Test # 852
DK Lillee 29.0 14 40 2 1.37 Australia v England Manchester 8 Jun 1972 Test # 698
AW Greig 18.0 9 25 0 1.38 England v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1972 Test # 702
AW Greig 25.1 8 35 3 1.39 England v India Manchester 6 Jun 1974 Test # 739

Minimum of 60 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:
England v India at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 [Test # 854]
England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 16-21, 1979 [Test # 853]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 2-7, 1979 [Test # 852]