Records / List A matches / Bowling records / Most five-wickets-in-an-innings in a career

Most five-wickets-in-an-innings
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
Waqar Younis 1988-2004 411 19811 15083 674 7/36 22.37 4.56 29.3 27 17
M Muralitharan 1991-2011 453 23734+ 15270 682 7/30 22.39 3.85* 35.1* 17 12
Wasim Akram 1984-2003 594 29719 19303 881 5/10 21.91 3.89 33.7 34 12
Shahid Afridi 1995-2014 478 21149 16296 492 7/12 33.12 4.62 42.9 5 11
AA Donald 1985-2004 458 22856 14941 684 6/15 21.84 3.92 33.4 27 11
J Garner 1976-1992 256 13359 6598 397 6/29 16.61 2.96 33.6 13 10
B Lee 1997-2012 262 13475 10534 438 5/22 24.05 4.69 30.7 15 10
RJ Kirtley 1995-2010 260 11367 9135 395 6/50 23.12 4.82 28.7 14 9
IJ Harvey 1993-2010 305 13607 9952 445 5/19 22.36 4.38 30.5 21 9
FD Stephenson 1981-1997 282 14301 8921 448 6/9 19.91 3.74 31.9 17 9
Danish Kaneria 1998-2012 167 8280 5948 262 7/39 22.70 4.31 31.6 9 8
SL Malinga 2001-2014 229 10931 9429 358 6/38 26.33 5.17 30.5 12 8
CK Langeveldt 1997-2013 233 11043 8556 359 5/7 23.83 4.64 30.7 11 8
L Klusener 1991-2010 324 13459 10522 334 6/49 31.50 4.69 40.2 4 8
Sir RJ Hadlee 1971-1990 317 16188 8553 454 6/12 18.83 3.17 35.6 9 8
DL Underwood 1963-1987 411 19825 11099 572 8/31 19.40 3.35 34.6 25 8
JK Lever 1968-1990 481 23208 13278 674 5/8 19.70 3.43 34.4 26 8
AJ Hollioake 1992-2004 284 9074 8186 352 6/17 23.25 5.41 25.7 18 7
Shoaib Akhtar 1993-2011 221 10627 8522 338 6/16 25.21 4.81 31.4 13 7
Yasir Arafat 1997-2013 237 11212 9290 376 6/24 24.70 4.97 29.8 14 7
MJ Procter 1968-1984 271 12347 6454 344 6/13 18.76 3.13 35.8 10 7
GD McGrath 1992-2007 305 15808 10004 463 7/15 21.60 3.79 34.1 15 7
Saqlain Mushtaq 1994-2008 323 16062 11261 478 5/20 23.55 4.20 33.6 16 7
D Gough 1990-2008 420 20665 14457 598 7/27 24.17 4.19 34.5 21 7
SM Pollock 1992-2008 435 21588 13141 573 6/21 22.93 3.65 37.6 18 7
PAJ DeFreitas 1985-2004 479 23007 15054 539 5/13 27.92 3.92 42.6 12 7
Mohammad Sharif 2000-2013 66 3142 2493 107 5/20 23.29 4.76 29.3 3 6
DW Steyn 2004-2014 132 6352 4926 204 6/39 24.14 4.65 31.1 4 6
K Saxelby 1978-1990 161 7555 5802 224 6/30 25.90 4.60 33.7 5 6
DP Hughes 1969-1991 457 8482 5842 248 6/29 23.55 4.13 34.2 6 6
Abdur Razzak 2001-2014 217 11188 8105 312 7/17 25.97 4.34 35.8 7 6
WW Daniel 1975-1987 241 11511 6577 362 7/12 18.16 3.42 31.7 11 6
PJ Martin 1990-2004 250 11539 7835 353 5/16 22.19 4.07 32.6 7 6
ST Clarke 1977-1990 250 12872 6833 364 6/31 18.77 3.18 35.3 10 6
M Ntini 1995-2012 275 13053 9810 388 6/22 25.28 4.50 33.6 9 6
PW Jarvis 1981-2002 276 13238 9667 399 6/27 24.22 4.38 33.1 11 6
RD Jackman 1968-1983 288 14491 9265 439 7/33 21.10 3.83 33.0 11 6
CL Cairns 1988-2006 424 16620 12739 455 6/12 27.99 4.59 36.5 15 6
CEB Rice 1970-1994 479 17738 11705 517 6/18 22.64 3.95 34.3 19 6
Imran Khan 1973-1992 425 19122 11312 507 6/14 22.31 3.54 37.7 12 6
NLTC Perera 2008-2014 122 4575 4222 161 6/44 26.22 5.53 28.4 6 5
WA Deacon 2000-2013 107 4654 3909 122 5/15 32.04 5.03 38.1 1 5
Sajid Shah 1993-2009 105 4915 3801 151 6/43 25.17 4.64 32.5 4 5
BAW Mendis 2006-2014 134 6469 4625 259 7/23 17.85 4.28 24.9 13 5
AN Jones 1981-1993 154 6473 5100 230 7/41 22.17 4.72 28.1 10 5
SE Bond 1997-2010 135 6903 5083 214 6/19 23.75 4.41 32.2 9 5
DJ Brown 1964-1979 179 8991 5624 221 5/13 25.44 3.75 40.6 2 5
AA Jones 1969-1981 192 9009 5838 286 6/34 20.41 3.88 31.5 4 5
OD Gibson 1991-2007 212 9807 7533 310 5/19 24.30 4.60 31.6 11 5
CM Willoughby 1994-2012 210 10182 7108 255 6/16 27.87 4.18 39.9 3 5
N Killeen 1995-2010 226 10631 7376 304 6/31 24.26 4.16 34.9 7 5
WKM Benjamin 1985-1999 222 10716 7000 263 5/17 26.61 3.91 40.7 4 5
RE East 1966-1993 280 10982 6617 269 6/18 24.59 3.61 40.8 4 5
M Hendrick 1969-1983 226 11385 5821 297 6/7 19.59 3.06 38.3 10 5
RJ Shastri 1980-1994 278 11966 8175 254 5/13 32.18 4.09 47.1 3 5
G Chapple 1993-2013 283 12165 9138 320 6/18 28.55 4.50 38.0 5 5
GS le Roux 1975-1989 250 12201 7549 378 6/21 19.97 3.71 32.2 16 5
Aaqib Javed 1988-2003 250 12212 8713 289 7/37 30.14 4.28 42.2 6 5
SR Barwick 1981-2001 276 12593 8567 325 6/28 26.36 4.08 38.7 9 5
PJ Hartley 1982-2000 269 12636 9069 356 5/20 25.47 4.30 35.4 4 5
AR Caddick 1990-2008 262 12827 9085 341 6/30 26.64 4.24 37.6 8 5
TE Jesty 1969-1990 428 13309 9283 372 6/20 24.95 4.18 35.7 14 5
Azhar Mahmood 1993-2013 312 13634 10644 339 6/18 31.39 4.68 40.2 13 5
DR Pringle 1978-1993 316 15410 10395 383 5/12 27.14 4.04 40.2 5 5
NV Radford 1979-1998 351 16821 11268 484 7/19 23.28 4.01 34.7 10 5
N Gifford 1963-1988 397 17601 11525 443 6/8 26.01 3.92 39.7 11 5
ST Jayasuriya 1989-2011 557 18167 14396 413 6/29 34.85 4.75 43.9 12 5
GC Small 1980-1999 390 18434 12230 462 5/18 26.47 3.98 39.9 9 5
J Simmons 1969-1989 470 21068 12834 498 5/17 25.77 3.65 42.3 8 5
CA Walsh 1981-2000 440 21881 13854 551 6/21 25.14 3.79 39.7 13 5

Records includes the following recent matches:
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast, 1st unofficial ODI, Jul 23, 2014 [List A]
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 3rd ODI, Jul 22, 2014 [ODI # 3505]
Australia A v National Performance Squad at Darwin, Quadrangular A-Team One-Day Series (Australia) 3rd match, Jul 22, 2014 [List A]
India A v South Africa A at Darwin, 4th match, Jul 22, 2014 [List A]

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