Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
RJ Hadlee 8.3x8 0 23 7 9.5 New Zealand v India Wellington 13 Feb 1976 Test # 772
CM Old 8.0 3 21 5 9.6 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
DAJ Holford 8.1 1 23 5 9.8 West Indies v India Bridgetown 10 Mar 1976 Test # 773
AA Mallett 5.2x8 0 22 4 10.5 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 1974 Test # 736
GG Arnold 8.0 1 19 4 12.0 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
PH Edmonds 8.0 6 6 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
DR Parry 10.4 4 15 5 12.8 West Indies v Australia Port of Spain 15 Apr 1978 Test # 823
JR Thomson 13.0 1 77 6 13.0 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 17 Mar 1978 Test # 821
VA Holder 13.0 4 28 6 13.0 West Indies v Australia Port of Spain 15 Apr 1978 Test # 823
Mushtaq Mohammad 10.5 3 28 5 13.0 Pakistan v West Indies Port of Spain 1 Apr 1977 Test # 802
IT Botham 11.0 3 21 5 13.2 England v Australia Leeds 11 Aug 1977 Test # 807
CEH Croft 9.1 5 15 4 13.7 West Indies v Australia Port of Spain 3 Mar 1978 Test # 819
RGD Willis 7.0x8 2 14 4 14.0 England v New Zealand Christchurch 24 Feb 1978 Test # 818
CEH Croft 18.5 7 29 8 14.1 West Indies v Pakistan Port of Spain 4 Mar 1977 Test # 799
P Lever 11.0x8 2 38 6 14.6 England v Australia Melbourne 8 Feb 1975 Test # 755
EAS Prasanna 10.0 5 16 4 15.0 India v England Chennai 12 Jan 1973 Test # 708
RGD Willis 13.0 1 47 5 15.6 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
IT Botham 20.5 8 34 8 15.6 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
DL Underwood 11.6x8 7 12 6 15.6 England v New Zealand Christchurch 25 Feb 1971 Test # 681
Sikander Bakht 21.0 3 69 8 15.7 Pakistan v India Delhi 4 Dec 1979 Test # 863
AME Roberts 14.0x8 3 54 7 16.0 West Indies v Australia Perth 12 Dec 1975 Test # 765
GJ Gilmour 10.0x8 3 34 5 16.0 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 31 Jan 1976 Test # 770
AW Greig 10.4 0 33 4 16.0 England v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
KD Walters 10.5 3 34 4 16.2 Australia v England The Oval 28 Aug 1975 Test # 763
JK Lever 8.1x8 2 28 4 16.2 England v Australia Perth 15 Dec 1978 Test # 836
JA Snow 11.0 2 53 4 16.5 England v West Indies Nottingham 3 Jun 1976 Test # 777
DL Underwood 14.0 8 20 5 16.8 England v Pakistan Lord's 8 Aug 1974 Test # 743
RGD Willis 17.0 2 53 6 17.0 England v India Bengaluru 28 Jan 1977 Test # 794
AG Hurst 10.6x8 2 28 5 17.2 Australia v England Sydney 6 Jan 1979 Test # 840
G Dymock 17.2 4 34 6 17.3 Australia v England Perth 14 Dec 1979 Test # 864
BR Taylor 20.3 6 74 7 17.5 New Zealand v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Mar 1972 Test # 695
JR Thomson 11.0x8 1 62 5 17.6 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 1975 Test # 766
MA Holding 14.5 7 17 5 17.8 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
DK Lillee 13.3x8 2 26 6 17.8 Australia v England Melbourne 12 Mar 1977 Test # 800
RJ Hadlee 13.3x8 4 26 6 17.8 New Zealand v England Wellington 10 Feb 1978 Test # 817
AME Roberts 20.5 5 64 7 17.8 West Indies v India Chennai 11 Jan 1975 Test # 752
Imran Khan 18.0 2 90 6 18.0 Pakistan v West Indies Kingston 15 Apr 1977 Test # 803
DK Lillee 15.0 8 15 5 18.0 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
KD Ghavri 15.0 6 33 5 18.0 India v England Mumbai 11 Feb 1977 Test # 795
PM Pollock 12.0 4 20 4 18.0 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 22 Jan 1970 Test # 670
NS Yadav 12.0 0 35 4 18.0 India v Australia Kanpur 2 Oct 1979 Test # 857
BS Chandrasekhar 18.1 3 38 6 18.1 India v England The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
DK Lillee 11.3x8 0 63 5 18.2 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 31 Jan 1976 Test # 770
RGD Willis 15.3 6 42 5 18.6 England v West Indies Leeds 22 Jul 1976 Test # 780
BS Chandrasekhar 14.1x8 2 52 6 18.8 India v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977 Test # 812
RJ Hadlee 9.4x8 2 33 4 19.0 New Zealand v Australia Sydney 5 Jan 1974 Test # 729
CM Old 22.4 6 50 7 19.4 England v Pakistan Birmingham 1 Jun 1978 Test # 825
PI Pocock 13.0 3 28 4 19.5 England v India Chennai 12 Jan 1973 Test # 708
AME Roberts 16.2 3 56 5 19.6 West Indies v Australia Port of Spain 3 Mar 1978 Test # 819
JK Lever 23.0 6 46 7 19.7 England v India Delhi 17 Dec 1976 Test # 788

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:
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 29, 1979 - Jan 1, 1980 [Test # 867]
India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 4th Test, Dec 25-30, 1979 [Test # 866]
India v Pakistan at Mumbai, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 1979 [Test # 865]