Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
HMRKB Herath 22.0 14 19 1 0.86 v Pakistan Sharjah 3 Nov 2011 Test # 2014
HMRKB Herath 45.0 30 40 5 0.88 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
DM de Silva 11.0 7 12 1 1.09 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
S Randiv 19.0 9 21 1 1.10 v Pakistan Sharjah 3 Nov 2011 Test # 2014
HMRKB Herath 30.0 13 38 3 1.26 v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
BAW Mendis 13.0 8 17 0 1.30 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
MDK Perera 44.0 24 60 3 1.36 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
AD Mathews 11.0 5 15 2 1.36 v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 25 Jun 2015 Test # 2168
RAS Lakmal 19.0 12 26 4 1.36 v India Kolkata 16 Nov 2017 Test # 2281
HMRKB Herath 42.0 16 59 3 1.40 v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
HMRKB Herath 21.0 6 30 3 1.42 v Pakistan Galle 22 Jun 2012 Test # 2046
KMDN Kulasekara 11.0 5 17 1 1.54 v West Indies Colombo (RPS) 23 Nov 2010 Test # 1980
HMRKB Herath 45.0 17 71 4 1.57 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
HMRKB Herath 30.2 11 48 6 1.58 v Pakistan Galle 6 Aug 2014 Test # 2133
RMS Eranga 23.5 10 38 1 1.59 v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
AD Mathews 15.0 7 24 2 1.60 v India Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
AD Mathews 10.0 3 16 0 1.60 v England Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
MDK Perera 10.0 3 16 1 1.60 v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Jun 2018 Test # 2309
HMRKB Herath 33.3 16 54 5 1.61 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
MDK Perera 41.5 11 69 5 1.64 v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
AD Mathews 15.0 7 25 0 1.66 v Pakistan Galle 6 Aug 2014 Test # 2133
RAS Lakmal 12.0 4 20 1 1.66 v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Dec 2015 Test # 2194
A Dananjaya 19.0 7 33 1 1.73 v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308
HMRKB Herath 21.0 8 37 1 1.76 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013 Test # 2112
CAK Rajitha 13.0 3 23 2 1.76 v West Indies Gros Islet 14 Jun 2018 Test # 2308
HMRKB Herath 23.0 4 41 0 1.78 v South Africa Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
RMS Eranga 14.0 4 25 2 1.78 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 8 Jan 2014 Test # 2114
RAS Lakmal 24.0 6 43 2 1.79 v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
HMRKB Herath 10.0 3 18 0 1.80 v England Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
PLS Gamage 16.0 5 29 1 1.81 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2278
AD Mathews 13.0 6 24 1 1.84 v India Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015 Test # 2179
MDK Perera 20.0 4 37 1 1.85 v West Indies Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
RAS Lakmal 29.0 11 55 2 1.89 v West Indies Port of Spain 6 Jun 2018 Test # 2306
RAS Lakmal 22.0 5 42 2 1.90 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2275
N Pradeep 11.0 3 21 1 1.90 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2278
TAM Siriwardana 13.0 1 25 3 1.92 v West Indies Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
N Pradeep 15.0 5 29 3 1.93 v Pakistan Pallekele 3 Jul 2015 Test # 2169
MDK Perera 15.0 4 29 4 1.93 v Australia Galle 4 Aug 2016 Test # 2213
HMRKB Herath 20.0 5 39 1 1.95 v West Indies Colombo (PSS) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
HMRKB Herath 25.0 8 49 4 1.96 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
PADLR Sandakan 25.0 8 49 3 1.96 v Australia Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
MDK Perera 28.0 7 55 2 1.96 v Bangladesh Chattogram 4 Feb 2014 Test # 2117
HMRKB Herath 21.4 4 43 6 1.98 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2275
MDK Perera 23.0 8 46 4 2.00 v South Africa Galle 12 Jul 2018 Test # 2311
N Pradeep 14.0 1 28 1 2.00 v West Indies Galle 14 Oct 2015 Test # 2181
AD Mathews 13.0 5 26 0 2.00 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
KMDN Kulasekara 12.0 3 24 0 2.00 v Australia Hobart 14 Dec 2012 Test # 2067
TM Dilshan 10.0 1 20 0 2.00 v West Indies Pallekele 1 Dec 2010 Test # 1982
A Dananjaya 10.0 2 20 3 2.00 v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Feb 2018 Test # 2296
HMRKB Herath 42.0 14 85 3 2.02 v Pakistan Sharjah 3 Nov 2011 Test # 2014
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]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, 2nd Test, Feb 1-4, 2019 [Test # 2345]