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Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
GS Sobers 14.0 11 3 1 0.21 West Indies v New Zealand Wellington 3 Mar 1956 Test # 423
JC Laker 14.1x8 9 7 2 0.37 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1957 Test # 435
JW Burke 15.0x8 10 8 0 0.40 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 7 Feb 1958 Test # 449
JC Laker 18.0 14 8 3 0.44 England v Australia The Oval 23 Aug 1956 Test # 429
JC Laker 24.0 20 13 2 0.54 England v West Indies Birmingham 30 May 1957 Test # 439
Ghulam Ahmed 11.0 0 6 0 0.54 India v West Indies Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
TL Goddard 16.0x8 8 12 2 0.56 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1 Mar 1957 Test # 438
KD Mackay 9.0x8 6 7 1 0.58 Australia v England Brisbane 5 Dec 1958 Test # 460
TL Goddard 25.2x8 15 22 1 0.65 South Africa v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957 Test # 437
HJ Tayfield 24.0x8 17 21 1 0.65 South Africa v England Durban 25 Jan 1957 Test # 436
Khan Mohammad 30.0 19 20 2 0.66 Pakistan v New Zealand Dhaka 7 Nov 1955 Test # 415
S Ramadhin 15.0 9 10 2 0.66 West Indies v Pakistan Dhaka 6 Mar 1959 Test # 471
TE Bailey 25.0x8 12 23 3 0.69 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 1 Mar 1957 Test # 438
TE Bailey 13.0x8 4 12 2 0.69 England v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957 Test # 437
Ghulam Ahmed 13.0 9 9 1 0.69 India v Pakistan Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 Test # 398
HJ Tayfield 14.0x8 7 13 6 0.69 South Africa v New Zealand Johannesburg 29 Jan 1954 Test # 381
DG Phadkar 10.0 6 7 1 0.70 India v Pakistan Karachi 26 Feb 1955 Test # 400
Fazal Mahmood 25.0 19 18 0 0.72 Pakistan v India Dhaka 1 Jan 1955 Test # 394
JC Laker 36.0 23 27 3 0.75 England v New Zealand Leeds 3 Jul 1958 Test # 456
JH Wardle 32.0 23 24 4 0.75 England v South Africa Nottingham 9 Jun 1955 Test # 407
AH Kardar 28.0 17 21 2 0.75 Pakistan v New Zealand Dhaka 7 Nov 1955 Test # 415
TL Goddard 14.0x8 7 14 1 0.75 South Africa v England Johannesburg 24 Dec 1956 Test # 434
ARA Murray 13.0x8 7 13 0 0.75 South Africa v Australia Brisbane 5 Dec 1952 Test # 359
TL Goddard 13.0x8 8 13 2 0.75 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1 Mar 1957 Test # 438
CL Walcott 16.0 10 12 2 0.75 West Indies v India Port of Spain 21 Jan 1953 Test # 363
RG Archer 12.0x8 7 12 3 0.75 Australia v England Sydney 17 Dec 1954 Test # 392
KD Mackay 11.0x8 5 11 0 0.75 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 7 Feb 1958 Test # 449
RR Lindwall 12.0 7 9 0 0.75 Australia v India Kolkata 2 Nov 1956 Test # 433
MH Mankad 76.0 47 58 4 0.76 India v England Delhi 2 Nov 1951 Test # 339
L Amarnath 13.0 9 10 0 0.76 India v Pakistan Delhi 16 Oct 1952 Test # 355
GE Gomez 13.0 8 10 1 0.76 West Indies v England Bridgetown 6 Feb 1954 Test # 383
GAR Lock 18.1 13 14 4 0.77 England v New Zealand Leeds 3 Jul 1958 Test # 456
JC Laker 22.0 12 17 1 0.77 England v Pakistan Lord's 10 Jun 1954 Test # 387
JC Laker 22.0 11 17 5 0.77 England v New Zealand Leeds 3 Jul 1958 Test # 456
WA Johnston 18.0 9 14 0 0.77 Australia v England Nottingham 11 Jun 1953 Test # 372
R Gilchrist 23.0 13 18 3 0.78 West Indies v India Kolkata 31 Dec 1958 Test # 463
JH Wardle 24.0 16 19 4 0.79 England v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 1954 Test # 389
DG Phadkar 24.0 14 19 2 0.79 India v Pakistan Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 Test # 398
HB Cave 27.3 17 22 4 0.80 New Zealand v West Indies Auckland 9 Mar 1956 Test # 424
VL Manjrekar 20.0 13 16 1 0.80 India v New Zealand Delhi 16 Dec 1955 Test # 418
RG Archer 15.0 8 12 1 0.80 Australia v England Manchester 9 Jul 1953 Test # 374
R Tattersall 15.0 8 12 1 0.80 England v Pakistan Lord's 10 Jun 1954 Test # 387
AK Davidson 28.0x8 12 30 2 0.80 Australia v England Brisbane 5 Dec 1958 Test # 460
R Tattersall 16.0 9 13 0 0.81 England v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1951 Test # 337
JC Watkins 12.0x8 4 13 2 0.81 South Africa v New Zealand Johannesburg 29 Jan 1954 Test # 381
R Appleyard 12.0x8 7 13 3 0.81 England v Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1955 Test # 396
Zulfiqar Ahmed 16.0 8 13 1 0.81 Pakistan v New Zealand Dhaka 7 Nov 1955 Test # 415
AH Kardar 27.0 15 22 0 0.81 Pakistan v New Zealand Karachi 13 Oct 1955 Test # 413
TL Goddard 23.0x8 12 25 2 0.81 South Africa v Australia Durban 24 Jan 1958 Test # 447
RR Lindwall 17.0 10 14 1 0.82 Australia v Pakistan Karachi 4 Dec 1959 Test # 481

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:
India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, Dec 19-24, 1959 [Test # 483]
India v Australia at Delhi, 1st Test, Dec 12-16, 1959 [Test # 482]
Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, 3rd Test, Dec 4-9, 1959 [Test # 481]
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