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
SR Watson 5.0 2 17 5 6.0 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
GA Lohmann 9.4x5 5 7 8 6.1 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
VD Philander 6.0 3 7 5 7.2 South Africa v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 2013 Test # 2069
J Briggs 14.2x4 5 11 8 7.2 England v South Africa Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
GA Lohmann 14.2x5 6 28 9 8.0 England v South Africa Johannesburg 2 Mar 1896 Test # 48
DW Steyn 8.1 6 8 6 8.1 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
DW Steyn 8.2 2 34 6 8.3 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
VD Philander 7.0 3 15 5 8.4 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
JWHT Douglas 5.4 2 14 4 8.5 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 27 Feb 1914 Test # 134
JV Saunders 11.0 2 34 7 9.4 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902 Test # 76
HJ Tayfield 8.4x8 1 23 7 9.7 South Africa v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950 Test # 320
S Haigh 11.4x5 6 11 6 9.8 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
KJ Abbott 11.4 4 29 7 10.0 South Africa v Pakistan Centurion 22 Feb 2013 Test # 2075
JH Sinclair 12.0x5 4 26 6 10.0 South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
M Muralitharan 10.0 1 39 6 10.0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
AJL Hill 8.0x5 4 8 4 10.0 England v South Africa Cape Town 21 Mar 1896 Test # 49
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
CA Smith 13.2x4 6 19 5 10.8 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889 Test # 31
J Briggs 19.1x4 11 17 7 11.0 England v South Africa Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
JH Kallis 7.2 3 13 4 11.0 South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 4 Mar 2005 Test # 1737
Harbhajan Singh 7.2 2 10 4 11.0 India v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2010 Test # 1987
Mohammad Hafeez 7.2 1 16 4 11.0 Pakistan v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
B Mitchell 7.3 0 26 4 11.2 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 Test # 248
GA Lohmann 15.4x5 6 38 7 11.2 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
PS de Villiers 11.5 5 23 6 11.8 South Africa v Pakistan Port Elizabeth 6 Mar 1998 Test # 1406
S Sreesanth 10.0 3 40 5 12.0 India v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
M Hayward 10.4 1 56 5 12.8 South Africa v Pakistan Durban 26 Dec 2002 Test # 1635
VD Philander 11.1 1 49 5 13.4 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
SM Pollock 13.4 6 30 6 13.6 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2001 Test # 1528
AR Caddick 16.0 5 46 7 13.7 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 1999 Test # 1480
AE Trott 11.0x5 5 19 4 13.7 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
A Rose-Innes 18.0x4 5 43 5 14.4 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889 Test # 31
Shoaib Akhtar 12.0 1 43 5 14.4 Pakistan v South Africa Durban 26 Feb 1998 Test # 1403
M Zondeki 14.3 2 39 6 14.5 South Africa v Zimbabwe Centurion 11 Mar 2005 Test # 1740
MG Johnson 17.1 1 68 7 14.7 Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
AA Donald 15.0 3 53 6 15.0 South Africa v England Johannesburg 25 Nov 1999 Test # 1471
GD McGrath 12.3 4 21 5 15.0 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 22 Feb 2002 Test # 1590
AW Nourse 10.0 3 25 4 15.0 South Africa v England Cape Town 30 Mar 1906 Test # 92
N Boje 10.0 3 28 4 15.0 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2001 Test # 1528
M Morkel 12.4 5 20 5 15.2 South Africa v India Centurion 16 Dec 2010 Test # 1985
C Blythe 18.0 5 46 7 15.4 England v South Africa Cape Town 11 Mar 1910 Test # 110
AA Donald 13.0 4 49 5 15.6 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 15 Jan 1999 Test # 1441
VD Philander 13.0 2 53 5 15.6 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 15 Dec 2011 Test # 2023
DW Steyn 13.0 5 17 5 15.6 South Africa v New Zealand Port Elizabeth 11 Jan 2013 Test # 2071
RJ Harris 10.3 3 33 4 15.7 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
MJ Hoggard 18.3 5 61 7 15.8 England v South Africa Johannesburg 13 Jan 2005 Test # 1734
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 4 wickets

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Jan 2-6, 2015 [Test # 2154]
South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2153]
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
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