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Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
R Benaud 3.5 1 15 4 5.7 Australia v West Indies Georgetown 26 Apr 1955 Test # 405
FS Trueman 8.4 2 31 8 6.5 England v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
SP Gupte 6.0 0 18 5 7.2 India v Pakistan Dhaka 1 Jan 1955 Test # 394
JH Wardle 5.0 2 7 4 7.5 England v Australia Manchester 9 Jul 1953 Test # 374
R Appleyard 6.0 3 7 4 9.0 England v New Zealand Auckland 25 Mar 1955 Test # 402
HJ Tayfield 8.4x8 1 23 7 9.7 South Africa v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950 Test # 320
JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 11.1 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
JR Reid 8.0 2 38 4 12.0 New Zealand v Pakistan Lahore 26 Oct 1955 Test # 414
KR Miller 7.6x8 1 26 5 12.4 Australia v West Indies Sydney 25 Jan 1952 Test # 347
FS Trueman 9.0 1 27 4 13.5 England v India Leeds 5 Jun 1952 Test # 351
TE Bailey 16.0 7 34 7 13.7 England v West Indies Kingston 30 Mar 1954 Test # 386
GAR Lock 11.3 7 17 5 13.8 England v New Zealand Lord's 19 Jun 1958 Test # 455
TE Bailey 7.0x8 2 22 4 14.0 England v Australia Brisbane 1 Dec 1950 Test # 327
FH Tyson 12.3x8 1 27 7 14.1 England v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1954 Test # 393
GAR Lock 9.3 2 36 4 14.2 England v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
MH Mankad 9.4 1 49 4 14.5 India v Australia Kolkata 2 Nov 1956 Test # 433
AV Bedser 17.2 7 44 7 14.8 England v Australia Nottingham 11 Jun 1953 Test # 372
MG Melle 10.0 6 9 4 15.0 South Africa v England The Oval 16 Aug 1951 Test # 338
S Ramadhin 10.0 4 25 4 15.0 West Indies v Pakistan Lahore 26 Mar 1959 Test # 473
WA Johnston 12.0x8 0 62 6 16.0 Australia v West Indies Adelaide 22 Dec 1951 Test # 343
GAR Lock 16.0 7 20 6 16.0 England v West Indies The Oval 22 Aug 1957 Test # 443
Khan Mohammad 16.2 6 21 6 16.3 Pakistan v New Zealand Dhaka 7 Nov 1955 Test # 415
DB Close 11.0 0 35 4 16.5 England v India Leeds 2 Jul 1959 Test # 476
FMM Worrell 12.7x8 3 38 6 17.1 West Indies v Australia Adelaide 22 Dec 1951 Test # 343
Ghulam Ahmed 20.3 6 49 7 17.5 India v Australia Kolkata 2 Nov 1956 Test # 433
WA Johnston 11.0x8 2 35 5 17.6 Australia v England Brisbane 1 Dec 1950 Test # 327
AV Bedser 14.5 4 41 5 17.8 England v India The Oval 14 Aug 1952 Test # 354
TE Bailey 21.0 8 44 7 18.0 England v West Indies Lord's 20 Jun 1957 Test # 440
AV Bedser 15.0 6 27 5 18.0 England v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
Khan Mohammad 15.0 3 61 5 18.0 Pakistan v England Lord's 10 Jun 1954 Test # 387
FH Tyson 12.0 6 16 4 18.0 England v New Zealand Dunedin 11 Mar 1955 Test # 401
JC Laker 12.0 6 13 4 18.0 England v New Zealand Lord's 19 Jun 1958 Test # 455
CL McCool 11.4x8 1 41 5 18.4 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 31 Dec 1949 Test # 319
Fazal Mahmood 18.3 9 34 6 18.5 Pakistan v West Indies Dhaka 6 Mar 1959 Test # 471
HJ Tayfield 14.0x8 7 13 6 18.6 South Africa v New Zealand Johannesburg 29 Jan 1954 Test # 381
GAR Lock 12.3 8 12 4 18.7 England v New Zealand Lord's 19 Jun 1958 Test # 455
PS Heine 14.2x8 3 58 6 19.0 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 23 Dec 1957 Test # 444
IWG Johnson 22.2 10 44 7 19.1 Australia v West Indies Georgetown 26 Apr 1955 Test # 405
J Trim 12.0x8 2 34 5 19.2 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1951 Test # 345
FS Trueman 16.0 4 48 5 19.2 England v India The Oval 14 Aug 1952 Test # 354
T Greenhough 16.0 4 35 5 19.2 England v India Lord's 18 Jun 1959 Test # 475
RO Jenkins 13.0 2 50 4 19.5 England v India Leeds 5 Jun 1952 Test # 351
JB Statham 13.0 6 18 4 19.5 England v Pakistan Lord's 10 Jun 1954 Test # 387
WW Hall 13.0 5 28 4 19.5 West Indies v Pakistan Dhaka 6 Mar 1959 Test # 471
RR Lindwall 22.5 9 43 7 19.5 Australia v India Chennai 19 Oct 1956 Test # 431
HB Cave 13.1 9 21 4 19.7 New Zealand v West Indies Auckland 9 Mar 1956 Test # 424
I Meckiff 15.2x8 3 38 6 20.3 Australia v England Melbourne 31 Dec 1958 Test # 462
R Appleyard 17.0 5 51 5 20.4 England v Pakistan Nottingham 1 Jul 1954 Test # 388
PJ Loader 20.3 9 36 6 20.5 England v West Indies Leeds 25 Jul 1957 Test # 442
FH Tyson 13.4 3 35 4 20.5 England v Pakistan The Oval 12 Aug 1954 Test # 390

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:
India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, Dec 19-24, 1959 [Test # 483]
India v Australia at Delhi, 1st Test, Dec 12-16, 1959 [Test # 482]
Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, 3rd Test, Dec 4-9, 1959 [Test # 481]
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