Best bowling figures in a match
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Ground Match Date Scorecard
Harbhajan Singh 80.1 26 217 15 2.70 India Chennai 18 Mar 2001 Test # 1539
A Kumble 64.3 12 181 13 2.80 India Chennai 14 Oct 2004 Test # 1714
Harbhajan Singh 68.2 15 196 13 2.86 India Kolkata 11 Mar 2001 Test # 1535
DL Vettori 60.0 19 149 12 2.48 New Zealand Auckland 11 Mar 2000 Test # 1488
A Kumble 88.5 15 279 12 3.14 India Sydney 2 Jan 2004 Test # 1680
M Muralitharan 77.3 14 212 11 2.73 Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2004 Test # 1685
Harbhajan Singh 71.1 12 224 11 3.14 India Bengaluru 6 Oct 2004 Test # 1713
DW Steyn 49.2 9 154 10 3.12 South Africa Melbourne 26 Dec 2008 Test # 1902
M Ntini 44.5 6 178 10 3.97 South Africa Johannesburg 31 Mar 2006 Test # 1795
UDU Chandana 44.4 3 210 10 4.70 Sri Lanka Cairns 9 Jul 2004 Test # 1706
AR Caddick 45.0 8 215 10 4.77 England Sydney 2 Jan 2003 Test # 1636
Mohammad Rafique 70.2 15 160 9 2.27 Bangladesh Fatullah 9 Apr 2006 Test # 1797
PL Harris 59.5 14 161 9 2.69 South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2009 Test # 1916
M Muralitharan 65.3 12 221 9 3.37 Sri Lanka Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
Shoaib Akhtar 29.0 7 72 8 2.48 Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
SJ Harmison 39.0 6 97 8 2.48 England Lord's 21 Jul 2005 Test # 1756
MJ Hoggard 46.0 6 138 8 3.00 England Adelaide 1 Dec 2006 Test # 1819
FH Edwards 42.5 7 144 8 3.36 West Indies Kingston 22 May 2008 Test # 1875
GP Swann 54.2 11 158 8 2.90 England The Oval 20 Aug 2009 Test # 1931
AB Agarkar 42.2 3 160 8 3.77 India Adelaide 12 Dec 2003 Test # 1673
Saqlain Mushtaq 56.4 6 182 8 3.21 Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
Danish Kaneria 52.0 7 204 8 3.92 Pakistan Sydney 2 Jan 2005 Test # 1731
M Muralitharan 66.1 11 216 8 3.26 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Mar 2004 Test # 1691
DL Vettori 79.4 18 229 8 2.87 New Zealand Perth 30 Nov 2001 Test # 1573
MS Panesar 58.0 7 237 8 4.08 England Perth 14 Dec 2006 Test # 1821
A Kumble 65.3 3 254 8 3.87 India Sydney 2 Jan 2008 Test # 1857
M Kartik 27.3 4 76 7 2.76 India Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
WPUJC Vaas 32.3 10 82 7 2.52 Sri Lanka Darwin 1 Jul 2004 Test # 1705
JJC Lawson 25.1 4 95 7 3.77 West Indies St John's 9 May 2003 Test # 1645
SB O'Connor 26.5 6 104 7 3.87 New Zealand Hamilton 31 Mar 2000 Test # 1493
A Mishra 38.2 10 106 7 2.76 India Mohali 17 Oct 2008 Test # 1889
A Flintoff 34.0 5 107 7 3.14 ICC World XI Sydney 14 Oct 2005 Test # 1768
SP Jones 34.5 9 110 7 3.15 England Manchester 11 Aug 2005 Test # 1760
I Sharma 44.0 10 117 7 2.65 India Bengaluru 9 Oct 2008 Test # 1887
A Flintoff 37.0 4 131 7 3.54 England Birmingham 4 Aug 2005 Test # 1758
DW Steyn 43.0 10 152 7 3.53 South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 2009 Test # 1916
Harbhajan Singh 55.2 9 158 7 2.85 India Nagpur 6 Nov 2008 Test # 1892
D Gough 42.1 7 171 7 4.05 England Leeds 16 Aug 2001 Test # 1556
A Kumble 50.0 6 186 7 3.72 India Melbourne 26 Dec 2007 Test # 1855
CW Henderson 62.1 5 246 7 3.95 South Africa Adelaide 14 Dec 2001 Test # 1576

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:
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1st Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1943]
Australia v West Indies at Perth, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1941]
Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, 2nd Test, Dec 4-8, 2009 [Test # 1939]