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Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
ERH Toshack 2.3x8 1 2 5 3.8 Australia v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
K Cranston 7.0 3 12 4 10.5 England v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
IWG Johnson 5.7x8 0 35 4 11.7 Australia v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
WJ O'Reilly 12.0 5 14 5 14.4 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
PEW Jones 10.0 3 30 4 15.0 West Indies v India Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
CN McCarthy 12.0x8 2 43 6 16.0 South Africa v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
RR Lindwall 16.1 5 20 6 16.1 Australia v England The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
JDC Goddard 14.2 5 31 5 17.2 West Indies v England Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
RO Jenkins 9.0x8 0 48 4 18.0 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
RR Lindwall 16.5x8 4 38 7 19.0 Australia v India Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
NBF Mann 9.7x8 0 65 4 19.7 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 5 Mar 1949 Test # 313
WA Johnston 10.0x8 1 44 4 20.0 Australia v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
J Cowie 21.0 8 40 6 21.0 New Zealand v Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
AV Bedser 25.0 4 52 7 21.4 England v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
ERH Toshack 17.0x8 6 29 6 22.6 Australia v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
KR Miller 15.0x8 3 40 5 24.0 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
ERH Toshack 20.1 6 40 5 24.2 Australia v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
AV Bedser 29.1 11 49 7 25.0 England v India Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
KR Miller 22.0x8 4 60 7 25.1 Australia v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
RR Lindwall 22.0x8 3 63 7 25.1 Australia v England Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
VS Hazare 13.2x8 3 29 4 26.5 India v Australia Sydney 12 Dec 1947 Test # 291
WA Johnston 20.1x8 5 44 6 26.8 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
AV Bedser 13.5x8 2 39 4 27.2 England v South Africa Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
ERH Toshack 20.7x8 2 82 6 27.8 Australia v England Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
IWG Johnson 14.0x8 1 59 4 28.0 Australia v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
ERH Toshack 19.0 13 12 4 28.5 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
WJ Edrich 19.2 4 68 4 29.0 England v India The Oval 17 Aug 1946 Test # 278
J Cowie 30.0 4 83 6 30.0 New Zealand v England Christchurch 21 Mar 1947 Test # 284
WA Johnston 25.0 11 36 5 30.0 Australia v England Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
TE Bailey 30.2 5 84 6 30.3 England v New Zealand Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
JC Laker 37.0 9 103 7 31.7 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
R Pollard 27.0 16 24 5 32.4 England v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
TE Bailey 32.3 6 118 6 32.5 England v New Zealand Leeds 11 Jun 1949 Test # 314
DVP Wright 29.0x8 4 105 7 33.1 England v Australia Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
RR Lindwall 27.4 7 70 5 33.2 Australia v England Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
WJ Edrich 22.4 4 77 4 34.0 England v South Africa Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
W Ferguson 34.2 4 92 6 34.3 West Indies v England Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
CL McCool 21.4x8 5 44 5 34.4 Australia v England Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
CR Rangachari 29.4 4 107 5 35.6 India v West Indies Delhi 10 Nov 1948 Test # 304
SN Banerjee 24.3 6 54 4 36.7 India v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
HHH Johnson 31.0 11 55 5 37.2 West Indies v England Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
K Cranston 25.0 5 78 4 37.5 England v West Indies Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
PEW Jones 25.2 6 54 4 38.0 West Indies v England Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
DVP Wright 32.2 6 80 5 38.8 England v South Africa Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
DG Phadkar 45.3 10 159 7 39.0 India v West Indies Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
AV Bedser 26.0 9 41 4 39.0 England v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
IWG Johnson 30.1x8 12 42 6 40.1 Australia v England Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
DCS Compton 25.2x8 3 70 5 40.4 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Jan 1949 Test # 309
J Trim 27.0 7 48 4 40.5 West Indies v India Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
R Howorth 41.0 8 124 6 41.0 England v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293

Minimum of 4 wickets
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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