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Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 209.1 37 649 28 6/59 11/212 23.17 3.10 44.8 4 1
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
SK Warne (Aus) 3 168.0 37 521 26 5/43 10/155 20.03 3.10 38.7 4 2
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
GD McGrath (Aus) 3 154.5 35 438 21 5/40 7/132 20.85 2.82 44.2 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
CPH Ramanayake (SL) 3 145.4 28 434 17 5/82 8/157 25.52 2.97 51.4 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
B Lee (Aus) 2 94.4 23 281 16 4/26 8/112 17.56 2.96 35.5 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2 126.0 22 368 16 7/157 8/133 23.00 2.92 47.2 2 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
PM Siddle (Aus) 3 96.5 30 254 15 5/54 9/104 16.93 2.62 38.7 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 141.1 24 349 15 5/71 7/128 23.26 2.47 56.4 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
CJ McDermott (Aus) 3 124.0 30 342 14 4/53 6/85 24.42 2.75 53.1 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
UDU Chandana (SL) 2 61.4 4 270 12 5/101 10/210 22.50 4.37 30.8 2 1
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 3 107.5 20 302 12 4/83 5/138 25.16 2.80 53.9 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
HMRKB Herath (SL) 3 134.4 16 407 12 5/95 7/142 33.91 3.02 67.3 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
SK Warne (Aus) 3 164.4 43 433 12 4/71 6/171 36.08 2.62 82.3 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
RJ Harris (Aus) 2 66.0 25 160 11 5/62 6/92 14.54 2.42 36.0 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
JM Bird (Aus) 2 63.0 21 178 11 4/41 7/117 16.18 2.82 34.3 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
MG Hughes (Aus) 2 92.2 22 279 11 5/88 8/156 25.36 3.02 50.3 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1989/90
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 3 130.2 22 377 11 3/93 5/117 34.27 2.89 71.0 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 3 63.4 17 143 10 4/54 6/58 14.30 2.24 38.2 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
GD McGrath (Aus) 2 81.0 30 171 10 5/37 7/61 17.10 2.11 48.6 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
SL Malinga (SL) 2 63.3 8 264 10 4/42 6/92 26.40 4.15 38.1 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
SK Warne (Aus) 2 100.5 24 280 10 4/70 7/199 28.00 2.77 60.5 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
MA Starc (Aus) 2 83.2 11 287 10 5/63 6/167 28.70 3.44 50.0 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
JN Gillespie (Aus) 3 110.0 25 316 10 4/76 5/101 31.60 2.87 66.0 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2003/04
CJ McDermott (Aus) 3 107.4 25 335 10 3/44 6/117 33.50 3.11 64.6 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
SD Anurasiri (SL) 3 150.0 23 338 10 4/127 5/149 33.80 2.25 90.0 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
MG Johnson (Aus) 2 50.0 6 171 9 4/63 6/79 19.00 3.42 33.3 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
PR Reiffel (Aus) 2 74.1 16 218 9 5/39 6/99 24.22 2.93 49.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 3 137.4 33 371 9 3/44 6/150 41.22 2.69 91.7 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1995/96
SK Warne (Aus) 3 56.1 20 115 8 5/52 5/70 14.37 2.04 42.1 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 1 54.4 7 189 8 6/66 8/189 23.62 3.45 41.0 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1989/90
CR Miller (Aus) 3 60.3 10 193 8 4/62 7/110 24.12 3.19 45.3 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1999
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 2 67.4 13 201 8 7/39 7/54 25.12 2.97 50.7 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
DK Liyanage (SL) 2 76.0 14 223 8 4/56 5/110 27.87 2.93 57.0 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
UC Hathurusingha (SL) 3 95.0 27 236 8 4/66 5/145 29.50 2.48 71.2 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
MG Johnson (Aus) 2 82.0 14 241 8 3/101 4/96 30.12 2.93 61.5 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
NM Lyon (Aus) 3 94.5 13 295 8 5/34 6/107 36.87 3.11 71.1 1 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
UWMBCA Welegedara (SL) 3 89.0 20 311 8 3/75 4/163 38.87 3.49 66.7 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
GRJ Matthews (Aus) 3 120.0 28 312 8 4/76 7/169 39.00 2.60 90.0 0 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Series, 1992
RAS Lakmal (SL) 3 91.0 12 326 8 3/55 4/78 40.75 3.58 68.2 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 1 41.4 13 98 7 4/58 7/98 14.00 2.35 35.7 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Match, 1987/88
SR Watson (Aus) 3 75.0 29 144 7 3/11 5/30 20.57 1.92 64.2 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Australia in Sri Lanka), 2011
B Yardley (Aus) 1 51.0 13 166 7 5/88 7/166 23.71 3.25 43.7 1 0
Australia in Sri Lanka Test Match, 1982/83
JN Gillespie (Aus) 2 81.4 18 210 7 3/116 5/155 30.00 2.57 70.0 0 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2 72.3 15 236 7 5/31 7/82 33.71 3.25 62.1 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 2004
SR Clark (Aus) 2 78.2 18 256 7 2/32 4/121 36.57 3.26 67.1 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2007/08
NM Lyon (Aus) 3 98.4 23 307 7 2/23 3/39 43.85 3.11 84.5 0 0
Warne-Muralitharan Trophy (Sri Lanka in Australia), 2012/13
GF Labrooy (SL) 2 96.1 15 363 7 5/133 5/202 51.85 3.77 82.4 1 0
Sri Lanka in Australia Test Series, 1989/90
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, 3rd Test, Jan 3-6, 2013 [Test # 2070]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 26-28, 2012 [Test # 2068]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, 1st Test, Dec 14-18, 2012 [Test # 2067]
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