Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Match Date Scorecard
JC Laker 14.1x8 9 7 2 0.37 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
NM Lyon 22.0 17 10 0 0.45 Australia v South Africa 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
JM Gregory 15.0 9 11 0 0.73 Australia v South Africa 26 Nov 1921 Test # 147
WJ Cronje 11.0 4 9 0 0.81 South Africa v Australia 17 Mar 1994 Test # 1253
A Kumble 23.0 11 20 1 0.86 India v South Africa 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
TE Bailey 11.0x8 5 13 0 0.88 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
AK Davidson 15.0x8 6 18 2 0.90 Australia v South Africa 31 Dec 1957 Test # 445
WJ Cronje 18.4 8 17 2 0.91 South Africa v India 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
PL Harris 30.0 19 29 0 0.96 South Africa v India 2 Jan 2011 Test # 1988
H Verity 10.0x8 5 13 0 0.97 England v South Africa 31 Dec 1938 Test # 268
PM Pollock 18.0 12 19 0 1.05 South Africa v Australia 22 Jan 1970 Test # 670
WP Howell 17.0 6 18 4 1.05 Australia v South Africa 8 Nov 1902 Test # 77
JB Statham 8.0x8 2 12 0 1.12 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
J Middleton 19.0x5 9 18 4 1.13 South Africa v England 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
LF Kline 19.1x8 5 29 3 1.13 Australia v South Africa 31 Dec 1957 Test # 445
CR Matthews 28.0 12 32 3 1.14 South Africa v India 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
PJ Loader 21.0x8 5 33 2 1.17 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
GO Rabone 10.0x8 6 16 1 1.20 New Zealand v South Africa 1 Jan 1954 Test # 379
J Srinath 27.0 10 33 4 1.22 India v South Africa 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
SR Waugh 22.3 9 28 5 1.24 Australia v South Africa 17 Mar 1994 Test # 1253
SLV Raju 20.0 8 25 0 1.25 India v South Africa 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
RH Catterall 12.0 2 15 3 1.25 South Africa v England 1 Jan 1931 Test # 202
TWJ Goddard 38.0x8 15 64 3 1.26 England v South Africa 31 Dec 1938 Test # 268
SK Warne 30.0 13 38 3 1.26 Australia v South Africa 17 Mar 1994 Test # 1253
C Gladwin 30.0x8 7 51 1 1.27 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
LF Kline 10.4x8 2 18 3 1.28 Australia v South Africa 31 Dec 1957 Test # 445
M Morkel 14.0 7 18 2 1.28 South Africa v West Indies 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
AK Davidson 18.0x8 5 31 2 1.29 Australia v South Africa 31 Dec 1957 Test # 445
RJ Harris 24.3 15 32 4 1.30 Australia v South Africa 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
GO Rabone 38.7x8 10 68 6 1.31 New Zealand v South Africa 1 Jan 1954 Test # 379
J Briggs 19.1x4 11 17 7 1.32 England v South Africa 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
AS Kennedy 18.0 10 24 1 1.33 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1923 Test # 149
JDP Oram 18.0 10 24 1 1.33 New Zealand v South Africa 27 Apr 2006 Test # 1800
NBF Mann 15.0x8 5 27 0 1.35 South Africa v England 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
SM Pollock 14.0 8 19 2 1.35 South Africa v England 2 Jan 2000 Test # 1482
CE Eksteen 26.0 10 36 0 1.38 South Africa v New Zealand 2 Jan 1995 Test # 1282
WJ O'Reilly 25.0 15 35 4 1.40 Australia v South Africa 1 Jan 1936 Test # 249
AR MacGibbon 8.0x8 4 15 0 1.40 New Zealand v South Africa 1 Jan 1954 Test # 379
SJ Benn 17.0 8 24 2 1.41 West Indies v South Africa 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
JH Wardle 19.0x8 3 36 7 1.42 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
H Verity 36.6x8 13 70 5 1.42 England v South Africa 31 Dec 1938 Test # 268
N Kapil Dev 29.0 8 42 1 1.44 India v South Africa 2 Jan 1993 Test # 1209
CL Vincent 15.1 4 22 4 1.45 South Africa v England 31 Dec 1927 Test # 169
BM McMillan 11.0 4 16 1 1.45 South Africa v India 2 Jan 1997 Test # 1349
TL Goddard 38.0x8 12 74 1 1.46 South Africa v England 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
GG Macaulay 13.0 5 19 2 1.46 England v South Africa 1 Jan 1923 Test # 149
JR Reid 14.2 8 21 2 1.46 New Zealand v South Africa 1 Jan 1962 Test # 519
TL Goddard 29.0x8 9 57 1 1.47 South Africa v Australia 31 Dec 1957 Test # 445
TL Goddard 19.4 9 29 1 1.47 South Africa v Australia 22 Jan 1970 Test # 670
CE Eksteen 31.0 16 46 0 1.48 South Africa v New Zealand 2 Jan 1995 Test # 1282
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 60 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Jan 3-6, 2019 [Test # 2340]
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 22-25, 2018 [Test # 2300]
South Africa v India at Cape Town, 1st Test, Jan 5-8, 2018 [Test # 2292]