Most four-wickets-in-an-innings (and over)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5 4+
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13 27
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.2 15 10 25
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2012 221 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9 23
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 356 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6 23
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.4 11 6 17
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.9 12 5 17
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2015 180 8651 7536 277 6/38 27.20 5.22 31.2 9 7 16
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 250 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7 16
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2 13
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2015 191 9434 7750 266 5/23 29.13 4.92 35.4 11 2 13
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1993-2005 194 10642 7541 293 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.3 12 1 13
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.4 9 4 13
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2015 393 17436 13448 393 7/12 34.21 4.62 44.3 4 9 13
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 159 8470 6209 235 5/44 26.42 4.39 36.0 10 2 12
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.6 8 4 12
AB Agarkar (India) 1998-2007 191 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 5.07 32.9 10 2 12
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 14874 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.0 8 4 12
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2010 82 4295 3070 147 6/19 20.88 4.28 29.2 7 4 11
MG Johnson (Aus) 2005-2015 146 7156 5748 226 6/31 25.43 4.81 31.6 8 3 11
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2011 265 10941 8564 269 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.6 8 3 11
R Rampaul (WI) 2003-2014 90 3967 3361 115 5/49 29.22 5.08 34.4 8 2 10
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 83 4010 3134 148 6/13 21.17 4.68 27.0 7 3 10
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2015 116 5845 5138 175 5/23 29.36 5.27 33.4 9 1 10
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1998-2011 163 7764 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4 10
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.5 6 4 10
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 229 11935 8847 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.8 7 3 10
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2007 271 14496 10412 337 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.0 8 2 10
MA Starc (Aus) 2010-2015 34 1611 1345 63 6/43 21.34 5.00 25.5 5 4 9
IR Bishop (WI) 1988-1997 84 4332 3127 118 5/25 26.50 4.33 36.7 7 2 9
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2004-2014 153 7965 6065 207 5/29 29.29 4.56 38.4 5 4 9
KD Mills (NZ) 2001-2015 170 8230 6485 240 5/25 27.02 4.72 34.2 8 1 9
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 289 13757 9444 296 5/7 31.90 4.11 46.4 7 2 9
M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2007-2015 94 4686 3885 158 5/21 24.58 4.97 29.6 6 2 8
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1999-2009 141 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2 8
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 111 5885 4059 183 5/24 22.18 4.13 32.1 6 2 8
HH Streak (Afr/Zim) 1993-2005 189 9468 7129 239 5/32 29.82 4.51 39.6 7 1 8
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2012 200 10097 8301 282 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.8 7 1 8
MJ McClenaghan (NZ) 2013-2015 34 1690 1639 66 5/58 24.83 5.81 25.6 6 1 7
LL Tsotsobe (SA) 2009-2013 61 2964 2347 94 4/22 24.96 4.75 31.5 7 0 7
Naved-ul-Hasan (Pak) 2003-2010 74 3466 3221 110 6/27 29.28 5.57 31.5 6 1 7
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2015 99 4902 3940 154 6/39 25.58 4.82 31.8 4 3 7
A Nehra (Asia/India) 2001-2011 120 5751 4981 157 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.6 5 2 7
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2009 116 5759 4240 174 5/47 24.36 4.41 33.0 5 2 7
IK Pathan (India) 2004-2012 120 5855 5142 173 5/27 29.72 5.26 33.8 5 2 7
DJ Bravo (WI) 2004-2014 164 6511 5874 199 6/43 29.51 5.41 32.7 6 1 7
L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 7336 5751 192 6/49 29.95 4.70 38.2 1 6 7
CA Walsh (WI) 1985-2000 205 10822 6918 227 5/1 30.47 3.83 47.6 6 1 7
CJ McKay (Aus) 2009-2014 59 2965 2364 97 5/28 24.37 4.78 30.5 4 2 6
DK Lillee (Aus) 1972-1983 63 3593 2145 103 5/34 20.82 3.58 34.8 5 1 6
NLTC Perera (SL) 2009-2015 100 3700 3490 115 6/44 30.34 5.65 32.1 3 3 6
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2015 88 4298 3703 127 7/33 29.15 5.16 33.8 4 2 6
SP O'Donnell (Aus) 1985-1991 87 4350 3102 108 5/13 28.72 4.27 40.2 5 1 6
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2012 104 4430 3565 133 6/14 26.80 4.82 33.3 4 2 6
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1993 104 5100 3454 132 5/44 26.16 4.06 38.6 4 2 6
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2005 97 5144 3611 142 5/22 25.42 4.21 36.2 3 3 6
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1987 102 5473 3034 142 5/26 21.36 3.32 38.5 5 1 6
M Dillon (WI) 1997-2005 108 5480 4218 130 5/29 32.44 4.61 42.1 3 3 6
RA Jadeja (India) 2009-2015 113 5586 4483 136 5/36 32.96 4.81 41.0 5 1 6
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2014 125 5836 5015 173 6/42 28.98 5.15 33.7 4 2 6
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.1 1 5 6
M Prabhakar (India) 1984-1996 130 6360 4534 157 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.5 4 2 6
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1992 136 7175 4233 157 4/18 26.96 3.53 45.7 6 0 6
Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/Ban) 2001-2015 146 7279 5658 186 6/26 30.41 4.66 39.1 5 1 6
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 1988-1998 163 8012 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4.28 44.0 2 4 6
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2012 463 8054 6850 154 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.2 4 2 6
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Sydney, ICC Cricket World Cup 19th match, Feb 27, 2015 [ODI # 3616]
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, ICC Cricket World Cup 18th match, Feb 26, 2015 [ODI # 3615]
Afghanistan v Scotland at Dunedin, ICC Cricket World Cup 17th match, Feb 26, 2015 [ODI # 3614]

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