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Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
MA Holding 9.2 3 21 6 9.3 West Indies v Australia Perth 9 Nov 1984 Test # 997
Abdul Qadir 9.3 1 16 6 9.5 Pakistan v West Indies Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986 Test # 1055
CG Rackemann 8.0 0 32 5 9.6 Australia v Pakistan Perth 11 Nov 1983 Test # 966
RJ Hadlee 7.0 4 8 4 10.5 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Kandy 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
BP Patterson 8.5 1 24 5 10.6 West Indies v India Delhi 25 Nov 1987 Test # 1080
DK Lillee 9.0 3 18 5 10.8 Australia v Pakistan Perth 13 Nov 1981 Test # 909
RGD Willis 15.1 3 43 8 11.3 England v Australia Leeds 16 Jul 1981 Test # 905
SL Boock 9.3 4 28 5 11.4 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Kandy 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
ND Hirwani 15.2 3 75 8 11.5 India v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988 Test # 1089
JD Higgs 8.0 2 25 4 12.0 Australia v New Zealand Perth 12 Dec 1980 Test # 889
RJ Hadlee 12.3 2 50 6 12.5 New Zealand v West Indies Christchurch 12 Mar 1987 Test # 1072
MD Marshall 15.4 5 22 7 13.4 West Indies v England Manchester 30 Jun 1988 Test # 1100
RM Ellison 9.0 3 27 4 13.5 England v Australia Birmingham 15 Aug 1985 Test # 1021
ND Hirwani 18.3 3 61 8 13.8 India v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988 Test # 1089
WW Daniel 11.5 0 39 5 14.2 West Indies v India Ahmedabad 12 Nov 1983 Test # 967
S Madan Lal 12.0 6 23 5 14.4 India v England Mumbai 27 Nov 1981 Test # 911
MD Marshall 9.4 0 25 4 14.5 West Indies v Pakistan Faisalabad 8 Dec 1980 Test # 888
DK Lillee 15.0 1 53 6 15.0 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane 28 Nov 1980 Test # 887
MD Marshall 15.0 4 37 6 15.0 West Indies v India Kolkata 10 Dec 1983 Test # 971
Tauseef Ahmed 15.0 7 45 6 15.0 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Kandy 23 Feb 1986 Test # 1037
Imran Khan 20.1 4 60 8 15.1 Pakistan v India Karachi 23 Dec 1982 Test # 942
Maninder Singh 17.4 4 51 7 15.1 India v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986 Test # 1063
TM Alderman 10.2 2 36 4 15.5 Australia v Pakistan Perth 13 Nov 1981 Test # 909
MA Holding 13.0 2 43 5 15.6 West Indies v England The Oval 9 Aug 1984 Test # 993
RMH Binny 13.0 1 40 5 15.6 India v England Leeds 19 Jun 1986 Test # 1047
Maninder Singh 18.2 8 27 7 15.7 India v Pakistan Bangalore 13 Mar 1987 Test # 1073
RJ Hadlee 23.4 4 52 9 15.7 New Zealand v Australia Brisbane 8 Nov 1985 Test # 1029
C Sharma 13.1 2 55 5 15.8 India v West Indies Delhi 25 Nov 1987 Test # 1080
N Kapil Dev 13.2 0 70 5 16.0 India v England Mumbai 27 Nov 1981 Test # 911
Imran Khan 19.1 5 40 7 16.4 Pakistan v England Leeds 2 Jul 1987 Test # 1077
BP Patterson 11.0 4 30 4 16.5 West Indies v England Kingston 21 Feb 1986 Test # 1036
RJ Shastri 11.0 4 11 4 16.5 India v Sri Lanka Cuttack 4 Jan 1987 Test # 1064
GR Dilley 11.1 4 24 4 16.7 England v Australia Nottingham 18 Jun 1981 Test # 903
IT Botham 14.0 9 11 5 16.8 England v Australia Birmingham 30 Jul 1981 Test # 906
ALF de Mel 14.0 0 68 5 16.8 Sri Lanka v India Chennai 17 Sep 1982 Test # 934
RGD Willis 14.0 5 35 5 16.8 England v New Zealand Leeds 28 Jul 1983 Test # 958
NGB Cook 14.0 8 18 5 16.8 England v Pakistan Karachi 2 Mar 1984 Test # 978
NG Cowans 14.0 2 42 5 16.8 England v Pakistan Lahore 19 Mar 1984 Test # 984
Imran Khan 17.2 3 35 6 17.3 Pakistan v India Hyderabad (Sind) 14 Jan 1983 Test # 946
JR Ratnayeke 23.2 5 83 8 17.5 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sialkot 27 Oct 1985 Test # 1027
JG Bracewell 17.4 3 51 6 17.6 New Zealand v India Mumbai 24 Nov 1988 Test # 1109
AH Gray 11.5 3 39 4 17.7 West Indies v Pakistan Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986 Test # 1055
JR Thomson 14.5 2 50 5 17.8 Australia v England Sydney 2 Jan 1983 Test # 944
AK Kuruppuarachchi 14.5 2 44 5 17.8 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (CCC) 14 Mar 1986 Test # 1041
MD Marshall 18.0 5 32 6 18.0 West Indies v England Lord's 16 Jun 1988 Test # 1099
BP Patterson 15.1 3 39 5 18.2 West Indies v Australia Melbourne 24 Dec 1988 Test # 1112
GF Lawson 18.3 4 47 6 18.5 Australia v England Brisbane 26 Nov 1982 Test # 939
C Sharma 12.3 0 38 4 18.7 India v England Kolkata 31 Dec 1984 Test # 1007
Maninder Singh 12.3 4 31 4 18.7 India v Sri Lanka Kandy 14 Sep 1985 Test # 1025

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 Sri Lanka at Hobart, 2nd Test, Dec 16-20, 1989 [Test # 1133]
Pakistan v India at Sialkot, 4th Test, Dec 9-14, 1989 [Test # 1132]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, 1st Test, Dec 8-12, 1989 [Test # 1131]
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