Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
VD Philander 6.0 3 7 5 7.2 v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 2013 Test # 2069
DW Steyn 8.1 6 8 6 8.1 v Pakistan Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
DW Steyn 8.2 2 34 6 8.3 v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
VD Philander 7.0 3 15 5 8.4 v Australia Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
KJ Abbott 11.4 4 29 7 10.0 v Pakistan Centurion 22 Feb 2013 Test # 2075
K Rabada 10.4 2 32 6 10.6 v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
M Morkel 9.4 3 23 5 11.6 v Australia Cape Town 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2300
D Elgar 8.0 1 22 4 12.0 v India Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186
VD Philander 10.1 5 21 5 12.2 v Australia Hobart 12 Nov 2016 Test # 2233
L Ngidi 12.2 3 39 6 12.3 v India Centurion 13 Jan 2018 Test # 2293
VD Philander 13.0 5 21 6 13.0 v Australia Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302
K Rabada 11.0 1 30 5 13.2 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2277
M Morkel 11.0 5 21 5 13.2 v Zimbabwe Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2017 Test # 2290
VD Philander 11.1 1 49 5 13.4 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
Imran Tahir 11.3 2 38 5 13.8 v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
D Olivier 14.0 3 37 6 14.0 v Pakistan Centurion 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2338
DW Steyn 16.4 6 51 7 14.2 v India Nagpur 6 Feb 2010 Test # 1951
M Morkel 9.4 1 45 4 14.5 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
M Morkel 12.4 5 20 5 15.2 v India Centurion 16 Dec 2010 Test # 1985
VD Philander 13.0 2 53 5 15.6 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
DW Steyn 13.0 5 17 5 15.6 v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 11 Jan 2013 Test # 2071
Imran Tahir 13.0 3 32 5 15.6 v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 23 Oct 2013 Test # 2100
D Olivier 13.0 2 51 5 15.6 v Pakistan Johannesburg 11 Jan 2019 Test # 2341
VD Philander 15.4 4 42 6 15.6 v India Cape Town 5 Jan 2018 Test # 2292
WD Parnell 10.3 1 51 4 15.7 v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2247
VD Philander 15.5 3 44 6 15.8 v New Zealand Hamilton 15 Mar 2012 Test # 2036
DW Steyn 10.4 3 18 4 16.0 v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
KA Maharaj 10.4 1 25 4 16.0 v Bangladesh Potchefstroom 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2276
DW Steyn 13.5 1 51 5 16.6 v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2010 Test # 1948
K Rabada 13.5 4 33 5 16.6 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2277
M Morkel 16.4 7 23 6 16.6 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
DW Steyn 14.0 5 29 5 16.8 v West Indies Port of Spain 10 Jun 2010 Test # 1960
K Rabada 17.0 3 55 6 17.0 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
JP Duminy 11.3 2 47 4 17.2 v New Zealand Wellington 16 Mar 2017 Test # 2255
VD Philander 14.5 4 30 5 17.8 v England Lord's 16 Aug 2012 Test # 2053
D Olivier 15.0 3 59 5 18.0 v Pakistan Centurion 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2338
VD Philander 12.0 4 27 4 18.0 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
K Rabada 12.0 2 37 4 18.0 v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
DW Steyn 19.0 6 50 6 19.0 v India Durban 26 Dec 2010 Test # 1987
K Rabada 12.4 3 38 4 19.0 v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 21 Feb 2019 Test # 2348
M Morkel 13.0 7 19 4 19.5 v West Indies Port of Spain 10 Jun 2010 Test # 1960
DW Steyn 16.2 4 33 5 19.6 v New Zealand Centurion 27 Aug 2016 Test # 2220
M Morkel 13.1 2 41 4 19.7 v England Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268
M de Lange 23.2 3 81 7 20.0 v Sri Lanka Durban 26 Dec 2011 Test # 2026
M Morkel 13.3 6 29 4 20.2 v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
KA Maharaj 20.2 7 40 6 20.3 v New Zealand Wellington 16 Mar 2017 Test # 2255
KA Maharaj 17.3 5 59 5 21.0 v Zimbabwe Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2017 Test # 2290
K Rabada 14.0 1 50 4 21.0 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Jul 2018 Test # 2311
VD Philander 22.0 4 81 6 22.0 v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 Test # 2037
K Rabada 22.0 9 54 6 22.0 v Australia Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years

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 Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 21-23, 2019 [Test # 2348]
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, 1st Test, Feb 13-16, 2019 [Test # 2347]
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, 3rd Test, Jan 11-14, 2019 [Test # 2341]