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Best economy rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
TE Bailey (Eng) 1956-1957 5 1139 232 19 5/20 8/53 12.21 1.22 59.9 1 0
H Verity (Eng) 1938-1939 5 2266 552 19 5/70 5/83 29.05 1.46 119.2 1 0
C Gladwin (Eng) 1948-1949 5 1373 346 11 3/21 3/36 31.45 1.51 124.8 0 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
TL Goddard (SA) 1956-1970 23 6505 1722 63 6/53 8/92 27.33 1.58 103.2 1 0
CE Eksteen (SA) 1994-1995 4 1098 301 7 3/12 3/88 43.00 1.64 156.8 0 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1956-1957 5 1161 324 11 2/7 3/72 29.45 1.67 105.5 0 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1964-1965 4 1535 458 17 5/41 7/140 26.94 1.79 90.2 1 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 36 1977 593 23 3/19 5/34 25.78 1.79 85.9 0 0
MW Tate (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1136 341 14 3/79 4/98 24.35 1.80 81.1 0 0
JC Watkins (SA) 1949-1957 8 1160 352 13 4/34 5/55 27.07 1.82 89.2 0 0
WA Johnston (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1285 392 23 6/44 8/65 17.04 1.83 55.8 1 0
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1935-1936 5 1502 460 27 5/20 8/104 17.03 1.83 55.6 2 0
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1935-1936 5 2077 642 44 7/40 13/173 14.59 1.85 47.2 5 3
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1958 20 7621 2378 92 9/113 13/192 25.84 1.87 82.8 8 1
JH Wardle (Eng) 1956-1957 4 1118 359 26 7/36 12/89 13.80 1.92 43.0 3 1
HD Bromfield (SA) 1961-1965 8 1628 524 15 5/88 5/88 34.93 1.93 108.5 1 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1953-1954 5 1369 454 22 4/62 7/123 20.63 1.98 62.2 0 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1948-1949 5 1653 554 16 4/39 6/90 34.62 2.01 103.3 0 0
JB Statham (Eng) 1956-1957 4 1041 349 14 3/37 5/93 24.92 2.01 74.3 0 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1953-1962 10 1792 601 23 4/34 6/70 26.13 2.01 77.9 0 0
NAT Adcock (SA) 1953-1962 17 4039 1356 68 6/43 8/87 19.94 2.01 59.3 3 0
I Meckiff (Aus) 1957-1958 4 1044 353 11 5/125 8/177 32.09 2.02 94.9 1 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1937 658 30 5/49 9/144 21.93 2.03 64.5 4 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
K Farnes (Eng) 1938-1939 5 1491 519 16 4/29 7/109 32.43 2.08 93.1 0 0
CR Matthews (SA) 1992-1995 11 2412 846 34 5/42 8/140 24.88 2.10 70.9 2 0
AS Kennedy (Eng) 1922-1923 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
PS Heine (SA) 1956-1962 10 2691 961 37 6/58 6/75 25.97 2.14 72.7 2 0
AMB Rowan (SA) 1948-1949 5 2218 794 24 5/80 8/232 33.08 2.14 92.4 2 0
KR Miller (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1080 390 17 5/40 5/66 22.94 2.16 63.5 1 0
NBF Mann (SA) 1948-1950 10 2885 1053 33 6/59 7/72 31.90 2.18 87.4 1 0
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2007-2007 3 1075 395 15 4/105 7/141 26.33 2.20 71.6 0 0
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
AH McKinnon (SA) 1962-1967 5 1712 637 16 4/128 7/172 39.81 2.23 107.0 0 0
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1994-2002 8 1832 685 29 6/86 8/49 23.62 2.24 63.1 2 0
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1964-1965 5 1855 694 18 5/66 6/86 38.55 2.24 103.0 1 0
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
A Kumble (India) 1992-2007 12 3815 1441 45 6/53 8/113 32.02 2.26 84.7 1 0
SJ Staples (Eng) 1928-1928 3 1149 435 15 3/50 6/148 29.00 2.27 76.6 0 0
CL Vincent (SA) 1927-1931 10 2350 891 41 6/51 7/115 21.73 2.27 57.3 2 0
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1939 15 2102 800 27 5/36 5/57 29.62 2.28 77.8 1 0
NI Thomson (Eng) 1964-1965 5 1488 568 9 2/55 3/120 63.11 2.29 165.3 0 0
GB Lawrence (SA) 1961-1962 5 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 0
C Blythe (Eng) 1906-1910 7 1858 716 33 7/46 11/118 21.69 2.31 56.3 3 2
SF Barnes (Eng) 1913-1914 4 1356 536 49 9/103 17/159 10.93 2.37 27.6 7 3
BM McMillan (SA) 1992-1997 21 3706 1471 51 4/65 7/117 28.84 2.38 72.6 0 0
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1098 436 18 5/34 6/72 24.22 2.38 61.0 1 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 59 12353 4955 235 6/30 10/147 21.08 2.40 52.5 9 1

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
South Africa v Australia at Centurion, 1st Test, Feb 12-15, 2014 [Test # 2119]
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