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Most five-wickets-in-an-innings
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
ERH Toshack (Aus) 1946-1948 12 23 3140 989 47 6/29 11/31 21.04 1.88 66.8 4 1
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1950 17 30 3468 1277 65 7/38 9/70 19.64 2.20 53.3 4 0
DVP Wright (Eng) 1946-1949 17 31 4445 2238 58 7/105 10/175 38.58 3.02 76.6 4 1
J Cowie (NZ) 1946-1949 6 7 1189 574 26 6/40 6/40 22.07 2.89 45.7 3 0
WE Hollies (Eng) 1947-1949 8 14 2282 847 24 5/123 5/131 35.29 2.22 95.0 3 0
W Ferguson (WI) 1948-1949 8 14 2286 1010 33 6/92 11/229 30.60 2.65 69.2 3 1
HHH Johnson (WI) 1948-1948 1 2 395 96 10 5/41 10/96 9.60 1.45 39.5 2 1
TE Bailey (Eng) 1949-1949 4 7 948 599 16 6/84 7/155 37.43 3.79 59.2 2 0
TB Burtt (NZ) 1947-1949 5 7 1257 623 17 6/162 6/160 36.64 2.97 73.9 2 0
CN McCarthy (SA) 1948-1950 7 11 1485+ 651+ 23 6/43 7/164 28.30* 2.63* 64.5* 2 0
CL McCool (Aus) 1946-1950 11 14 1930 705 24 5/44 8/182 29.37 2.19 80.4 2 0
L Tuckett (SA) 1947-1949 9 17 2104 980 19 5/68 6/195 51.57 2.79 110.7 2 0
L Amarnath (India) 1946-1949 14 17 2526 959 29 5/96 8/167 33.06 2.27 87.1 2 0
KR Miller (Aus) 1946-1950 18 29 2628 931 45 7/60 9/77 20.68 2.12 58.4 2 0
WA Johnston (Aus) 1947-1950 11 20 2785 877 51 6/44 9/183 17.19 1.88 54.6 2 0
AMB Rowan (SA) 1947-1949 10 17 3744 1465 36 5/80 8/232 40.69 2.34 104.0 2 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1949 23 41 7548 2959 89 7/49 11/93 33.24 2.35 84.8 2 2
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1946-1946 1 2 114 33 8 5/14 8/33 4.12 1.73 14.2 1 0
GF Cresswell (NZ) 1949-1949 1 1 248 168 6 6/168 6/168 28.00 4.06 41.3 1 0
CR Rangachari (India) 1948-1948 4 4 846 493 9 5/107 5/107 54.77 3.49 94.0 1 0
R Pollard (Eng) 1946-1948 4 7 1102 378 15 5/24 7/87 25.20 2.05 73.4 1 0
DG Phadkar (India) 1947-1949 8 10 1311 665 22 7/159 7/159 30.22 3.04 59.5 1 0
PEW Jones (WI) 1948-1949 7 12 1354 562 21 5/85 6/58 26.76 2.49 64.4 1 0
R Howorth (Eng) 1947-1948 5 10 1536 635 19 6/124 7/192 33.42 2.48 80.8 1 0
JDC Goddard (WI) 1948-1949 10 17 1723 638 20 5/31 6/74 31.90 2.22 86.1 1 0
DCS Compton (Eng) 1946-1949 28 40 2026 969 18 5/70 5/77 53.83 2.86 112.5 1 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1949 8 14 2244 1109 31 7/103 9/198 35.77 2.96 72.3 1 0
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1946-1950 15 23 3098 1085 39 6/42 8/94 27.82 2.10 79.4 1 0
NBF Mann (SA) 1947-1950 12 21 3530+ 1125+ 36 6/59 7/72 33.08* 1.91* 103.8* 1 0
MH Mankad (India) 1946-1949 14 18 3866 1666 40 5/101 7/146 41.65 2.58 96.6 1 0

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 Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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