Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Match Date Scorecard
M Muralitharan 29.0 18 23 5 0.79 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
WPUJC Vaas 15.0 7 15 3 1.00 Sri Lanka v Australia 9 Sep 1999 Test # 1459
M Muralitharan 56.0 28 64 4 1.14 Sri Lanka v England 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
WPUJC Vaas 14.0 6 17 1 1.21 Sri Lanka v South Africa 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
CL Hooper 13.0 4 16 0 1.23 West Indies v Sri Lanka 21 Nov 2001 Test # 1570
WPUJC Vaas 11.2 5 14 2 1.23 Sri Lanka v Australia 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
M Muralitharan 39.0 18 49 5 1.25 Sri Lanka v New Zealand 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
M Muralitharan 40.0 19 51 9 1.27 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 4 Jan 2002 Test # 1583
ST Jayasuriya 24.0 6 32 1 1.33 Sri Lanka v England 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
ST Jayasuriya 16.1 6 22 1 1.36 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
KJ Silva 19.4 9 27 3 1.37 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
WPUJC Vaas 15.0 6 22 6 1.46 Sri Lanka v West Indies 22 Jul 2005 Test # 1757
M Muralitharan 40.0 18 60 4 1.50 Sri Lanka v England 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
JH Kallis 11.4 4 18 2 1.54 South Africa v Sri Lanka 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
M Muralitharan 35.0 14 55 6 1.57 Sri Lanka v England 1 Dec 2007 Test # 1851
Wasim Akram 25.0 6 41 0 1.64 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 28 Jun 2000 Test # 1502
RJ Hadlee 20.5 7 35 4 1.68 New Zealand v Sri Lanka 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
WPUJC Vaas 23.0 7 39 2 1.69 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
RAP Nissanka 10.0 4 18 1 1.80 Sri Lanka v New Zealand 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
Imran Khan 16.0 5 29 2 1.81 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 23 Feb 1986 Test # 1037
RDB Croft 22.0 11 40 3 1.81 England v Sri Lanka 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
M Muralitharan 27.0 7 50 1 1.85 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
KS Lokuarachchi 14.0 3 26 0 1.85 Sri Lanka v New Zealand 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
M Muralitharan 14.5 6 28 6 1.88 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 11 Jul 2007 Test # 1839
DBL Powell 13.1 4 25 5 1.89 West Indies v Sri Lanka 22 Jul 2005 Test # 1757
L Klusener 11.0 2 21 0 1.90 South Africa v Sri Lanka 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
Mohammad Asif 23.0 7 44 6 1.91 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 3 Apr 2006 Test # 1796
PA de Silva 13.0 5 25 1 1.92 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
MRCN Bandaratilleke 15.0 7 29 2 1.93 Sri Lanka v West Indies 21 Nov 2001 Test # 1570
WPUJC Vaas 18.0 5 35 2 1.94 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 4 Jan 2002 Test # 1583
Abdul Razzaq 33.0 10 65 2 1.96 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 28 Jun 2000 Test # 1502
WPUJC Vaas 15.3 6 31 3 2.00 Sri Lanka v New Zealand 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
ST Jayasuriya 14.0 6 28 1 2.00 Sri Lanka v England 1 Dec 2007 Test # 1851
M Muralitharan 63.0 21 127 4 2.01 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
WPUJC Vaas 20.4 9 42 0 2.03 Sri Lanka v India 22 Aug 2001 Test # 1557
WPUJC Vaas 29.0 7 59 2 2.03 Sri Lanka v England 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
EAR de Silva 18.0 7 37 1 2.05 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 23 Feb 1986 Test # 1037
A Ranatunga 14.3 6 30 1 2.06 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 23 Feb 1986 Test # 1037
MJ Hoggard 14.0 3 29 4 2.07 England v Sri Lanka 1 Dec 2007 Test # 1851
JN Gillespie 12.0 4 25 1 2.08 Australia v Sri Lanka 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
CL Hooper 21.0 6 44 0 2.09 West Indies v Sri Lanka 21 Nov 2001 Test # 1570
SC Ganguly 10.0 4 21 0 2.10 India v Sri Lanka 22 Aug 2001 Test # 1557
M Muralitharan 36.0 8 76 3 2.11 Sri Lanka v South Africa 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
WPUJC Vaas 17.0 5 36 1 2.11 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
FS Ahangama 24.0 7 52 5 2.16 Sri Lanka v India 14 Sep 1985 Test # 1025
WPUJC Vaas 18.0 4 39 4 2.16 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
WPUJC Vaas 22.0 8 48 2 2.18 Sri Lanka v New Zealand 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
M Muralitharan 42.5 13 94 7 2.19 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
Wasim Akram 14.2 4 32 4 2.23 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 26 Aug 1994 Test # 1267
ST Jayasuriya 34.0 10 76 3 2.23 Sri Lanka v England 7 Mar 2001 Test # 1532
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:
Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, 1st Test, Dec 1-5, 2007 [Test # 1851]
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Kandy, 3rd Test, Jul 11-14, 2007 [Test # 1839]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Kandy, 2nd Test, Apr 3-5, 2006 [Test # 1796]