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Best bowling figures in a match
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
ERH Toshack 19.3x8 7 31 11 1.20 Australia v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
AV Bedser 51.0 13 93 11 1.82 England v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
AV Bedser 61.2 14 145 11 2.36 England v India Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
W Ferguson 73.2 9 229 11 3.12 West Indies v England Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
HHH Johnson 65.5 24 96 10 1.45 West Indies v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
DVP Wright 71.2 16 175 10 2.45 England v South Africa Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
RR Lindwall 41.1 8 70 9 1.70 Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
KR Miller 33.0x8 7 77 9 1.75 Australia v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
ERH Toshack 37.4x8 13 99 9 1.98 Australia v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
RR Lindwall 34.0x8 4 109 9 2.40 Australia v England Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
WA Johnston 84.0 23 183 9 2.17 Australia v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
DVP Wright 51.0x8 5 198 9 2.91 England v Australia Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
JC Laker 67.0 21 198 9 2.95 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
WJ O'Reilly 19.0 6 33 8 1.73 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
WA Johnston 32.1x8 9 65 8 1.51 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
IWG Johnson 19.7x8 1 94 8 3.54 Australia v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
RR Lindwall 37.5x8 10 99 8 1.97 Australia v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
RR Lindwall 50.4 16 131 8 2.58 Australia v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
IWG Johnson 59.1x8 19 134 8 1.69 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
W Ferguson 55.0 11 139 8 2.52 West Indies v England Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
L Amarnath 81.0 26 167 8 2.06 India v England Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
WJ Edrich 57.5 13 172 8 2.97 England v South Africa Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
CL McCool 55.4x8 6 182 8 2.45 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
AMB Rowan 70.0x8 9 232 8 2.48 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
HJ Butler 52.0 24 66 7 1.26 England v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
NBF Mann 39.4x8 14 72 7 1.36 South Africa v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
J Trim 43.0 12 76 7 1.76 West Indies v India Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
R Pollard 52.0 26 87 7 1.67 England v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
L Amarnath 41.0x8 6 130 7 2.37 India v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
AV Bedser 54.0 10 133 7 2.46 England v New Zealand The Oval 13 Aug 1949 Test # 317
MH Mankad 67.0 21 146 7 2.17 India v England Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
TE Bailey 46.2 5 155 7 3.34 England v New Zealand Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
DG Phadkar 45.3 10 159 7 3.49 India v West Indies Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
NBF Mann 60.7x8 18 160 7 1.97 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
KR Miller 63.0 18 163 7 2.58 Australia v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
CN McCarthy 48.1x8 5 164 7 2.55 South Africa v England Johannesburg 12 Feb 1949 Test # 312
VI Smith 78.1 25 189 7 2.41 South Africa v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
R Howorth 71.0 16 192 7 2.70 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293

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 Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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