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Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
JH Kallis 4.3 1 21 5 5.4 South Africa v Bangladesh Potchefstroom 25 Oct 2002 Test # 1621
Harbhajan Singh 4.3 0 13 5 5.4 India v West Indies Kingston 30 Jun 2006 Test # 1808
MJ Clarke 6.2 0 9 6 6.3 Australia v India Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
TM Dilshan 4.2 1 10 4 6.5 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 3 Jan 2009 Test # 1905
JJC Lawson 6.5 4 3 6 6.8 West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Dec 2002 Test # 1630
M Muralitharan 5.2 1 14 4 8.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
Shoaib Akhtar 8.2 4 11 6 8.3 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 1 May 2002 Test # 1600
ESH Giddins 7.0 2 15 5 8.4 England v Zimbabwe Lord's 18 May 2000 Test # 1495
M Muralitharan 7.3 3 15 5 9.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 25 Jun 2007 Test # 1837
Shoaib Akhtar 8.0 2 21 5 9.6 Pakistan v Australia Colombo (PSS) 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
DW Steyn 8.0 2 23 5 9.6 South Africa v India Ahmedabad 3 Apr 2008 Test # 1871
M Muralitharan 10.0 1 39 6 10.0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
SK Warne 6.5 2 13 4 10.2 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 11 Oct 2002 Test # 1617
Abdul Razzaq 6.5 1 20 4 10.2 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Kandy 3 Apr 2006 Test # 1796
DW Steyn 10.3 1 49 6 10.5 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007 Test # 1848
DW Steyn 7.0 0 30 4 10.5 South Africa v India Cape Town 2 Jan 2007 Test # 1827
M Muralitharan 10.4 4 18 6 10.6 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 12 Sep 2005 Test # 1764
SJ Harmison 12.3 8 12 7 10.7 England v West Indies Kingston 11 Mar 2004 Test # 1687
Waqar Younis 7.1 1 19 4 10.7 Pakistan v Bangladesh Multan 29 Aug 2001 Test # 1560
IK Pathan 9.0 2 32 5 10.8 India v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Dec 2004 Test # 1727
JE Taylor 9.0 4 11 5 10.8 West Indies v England Kingston 4 Feb 2009 Test # 1906
JH Kallis 7.2 3 13 4 11.0 South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 4 Mar 2005 Test # 1737
G Onions 9.3 1 38 5 11.4 England v West Indies Lord's 6 May 2009 Test # 1919
M Muralitharan 9.4 4 13 5 11.6 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
Abdul Razzaq 7.5 1 25 4 11.7 Pakistan v West Indies Sharjah 31 Jan 2002 Test # 1587
DNT Zoysa 9.5 2 20 5 11.8 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 6 May 2004 Test # 1698
PM Siddle 9.5 0 21 5 11.8 Australia v England Leeds 7 Aug 2009 Test # 1929
GD McGrath 16.0 8 24 8 12.0 Australia v Pakistan Perth 16 Dec 2004 Test # 1726
RL Johnson 12.0 4 33 6 12.0 England v Zimbabwe Chester-le-Street 5 Jun 2003 Test # 1647
S Sreesanth 10.0 3 40 5 12.0 India v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
Z Khan 10.0 1 34 5 12.0 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007 Test # 1833
A Kumble 8.0 2 47 4 12.0 India v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004 Test # 1697
SI Mahmood 8.0 2 22 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Leeds 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1813
MG Johnson 8.0 3 30 4 12.0 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane 20 Nov 2008 Test # 1894
M Muralitharan 16.2 4 46 8 12.2 Sri Lanka v West Indies Kandy 22 Jul 2005 Test # 1757
ST Jayasuriya 8.3 0 24 4 12.7 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (SSC) 15 Mar 2001 Test # 1537
M Hayward 10.4 1 56 5 12.8 South Africa v Pakistan Durban 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1635
Danish Kaneria 13.0 3 42 6 13.0 Pakistan v Bangladesh Multan 29 Aug 2001 Test # 1560
SJ Harmison 13.0 1 46 6 13.0 England v West Indies The Oval 19 Aug 2004 Test # 1712
SJ Harmison 13.0 7 19 6 13.0 England v Pakistan Manchester 27 Jul 2006 Test # 1811
M Muralitharan 13.0 3 26 6 13.0 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 23 Jul 2008 Test # 1882
Harbhajan Singh 10.5 2 29 5 13.0 India v Australia Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
IK Pathan 15.2 4 59 7 13.1 India v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1767
CRD Fernando 11.0 2 60 5 13.2 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1766
Waqar Younis 8.5 0 36 4 13.2 Pakistan v Bangladesh Chittagong 16 Jan 2002 Test # 1586
MA Butcher 9.0 3 42 4 13.5 England v Australia Birmingham 5 Jul 2001 Test # 1550
DR Tuffey 9.0 6 12 4 13.5 New Zealand v India Hamilton 19 Dec 2002 Test # 1633
SL Malinga 9.0 1 25 4 13.5 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
KMDN Kulasekara 9.0 3 21 4 13.5 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924

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 England at Durban, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1944]
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1st Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1943]
South Africa v England at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1942]
Australia v West Indies at Perth, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1941]
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