Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
DW Steyn 15.0 9 14 0 0.93 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
PL Harris 30.0 19 29 0 0.96 v India Cape Town 2 Jan 2011 Test # 1988
M Morkel 15.0 9 15 3 1.00 v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
PL Harris 23.0 14 28 2 1.21 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 20 Nov 2010 Test # 1979
M Morkel 14.0 7 18 2 1.28 v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
DW Steyn 13.0 5 17 5 1.30 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 11 Jan 2013 Test # 2071
M Morkel 16.4 7 23 6 1.38 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
VD Philander 18.0 7 25 2 1.38 v Australia Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298
M Morkel 13.0 7 19 4 1.46 v West Indies Port of Spain 10 Jun 2010 Test # 1960
M Morkel 13.0 6 19 1 1.46 v Australia Perth 30 Nov 2012 Test # 2064
M Morkel 23.0 12 34 3 1.47 v India Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013 Test # 2108
M Morkel 23.0 5 35 1 1.52 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 14 Oct 2013 Test # 2098
VD Philander 19.0 6 29 1 1.52 v England The Oval 19 Jul 2012 Test # 2049
LL Tsotsobe 13.0 5 20 1 1.53 v West Indies Port of Spain 10 Jun 2010 Test # 1960
VD Philander 18.4 6 29 0 1.55 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
M Morkel 12.4 5 20 5 1.57 v India Centurion 16 Dec 2010 Test # 1985
JH Kallis 12.0 3 19 1 1.58 v India Nagpur 6 Feb 2010 Test # 1951
K Rabada 12.0 7 19 0 1.58 v India Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186
KJ Abbott 24.5 7 40 5 1.61 v India Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191
VD Philander 13.0 5 21 6 1.61 v Australia Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302
M Morkel 16.0 7 26 1 1.62 v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
VD Philander 19.0 10 31 2 1.63 v India Johannesburg 24 Jan 2018 Test # 2294
VD Philander 18.0 8 30 3 1.66 v Australia Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302
VD Philander 16.0 4 27 0 1.68 v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
DW Steyn 10.4 3 18 4 1.68 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
KJ Abbott 29.0 11 49 3 1.68 v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016 Test # 2236
M Morkel 15.0 6 26 1 1.73 v India Cape Town 2 Jan 2011 Test # 1988
VD Philander 15.0 5 26 2 1.73 v Australia Cape Town 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2300
K Rabada 17.0 8 30 1 1.76 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
S van Zyl 13.0 4 23 1 1.76 v Bangladesh Chattogram 21 Jul 2015 Test # 2172
DW Steyn 21.2 9 38 3 1.78 v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
DW Steyn 23.0 8 41 2 1.78 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
VD Philander 19.0 7 34 1 1.78 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 23 Oct 2013 Test # 2100
JP Duminy 15.0 4 27 3 1.80 v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 Test # 2174
L Ngidi 15.0 7 27 1 1.80 v India Johannesburg 24 Jan 2018 Test # 2294
RJ Peterson 26.0 13 47 2 1.80 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 11 Jan 2013 Test # 2071
DW Steyn 28.4 10 52 5 1.81 v Pakistan Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
M Morkel 28.0 9 51 1 1.82 v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2010 Test # 1946
PL Harris 31.0 10 57 1 1.83 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 12 Nov 2010 Test # 1976
L Ngidi 13.0 5 24 2 1.84 v Australia Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298
M Morkel 20.3 5 38 1 1.85 v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
DW Steyn 16.1 4 30 3 1.85 v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 Test # 2174
PL Harris 25.0 7 47 1 1.88 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 12 Nov 2010 Test # 1976
VD Philander 17.0 6 32 2 1.88 v England The Oval 27 Jul 2017 Test # 2266
KA Maharaj 30.4 9 58 2 1.89 v England Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268
KJ Abbott 19.0 9 36 0 1.89 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
KJ Abbott 20.0 6 38 2 1.90 v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
M Morkel 10.0 5 19 3 1.90 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
M Morkel 11.0 5 21 5 1.90 v Zimbabwe Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2017 Test # 2290
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years

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:
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 21-23, 2019 [Test # 2348]
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, 1st Test, Feb 13-16, 2019 [Test # 2347]
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, 3rd Test, Jan 11-14, 2019 [Test # 2341]