Most five-wickets-in-an-innings
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 583 63132 30803 1347 9/51 16/220 22.86 2.92 46.8 77 22
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 201 262 28100 13018 589 9/52 15/123 22.10 2.77 47.7 41 9
SK Warne (Aus/ICC) 1992-2007 339 464 51347 25536 1001 8/71 12/128 25.51 2.98 51.2 38 10
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2008 403 501 55346 28767 956 10/74 14/149 30.09 3.11 57.8 37 8
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 376 493 42266 20656 949 8/24 10/27 21.76 2.93 44.5 36 3
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 349 412 28922 18707 789 7/36 13/135 23.70 3.88 36.6 35 5
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 460 532 40813 21591 916 7/119 11/110 23.57 3.17 44.5 31 5
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2013 355 430 40892 22596 694 8/84 15/217 32.55 3.31 58.9 28 5
IT Botham (Eng) 1976-1992 218 283 28086 15017 528 8/34 13/106 28.44 3.20 53.1 27 4
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2004-2014 194 259 20556 12687 555 7/51 11/60 22.85 3.70 37.0 26 5
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 274 354 31456 13930 630 8/45 11/84 22.11 2.65 49.9 26 3
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 50 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 133 195 22060 10638 458 7/83 11/123 23.22 2.89 48.1 24 7
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 263 295 26919 13102 544 8/58 14/116 24.08 2.92 49.4 24 6
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 356 448 38942 19812 687 9/83 11/146 28.83 3.05 56.6 24 2
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 446 40841 19606 746 7/37 13/55 26.28 2.88 54.7 23 3
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 236 291 24080 13270 602 8/71 12/139 22.04 3.30 40.0 22 3
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1992 217 285 24759 12109 533 7/22 11/89 22.71 2.93 46.4 22 4
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2011 284 371 29713 18099 662 7/37 13/132 27.33 3.65 44.8 22 4
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2013 420 476 42468 22058 681 7/87 12/149 32.39 3.11 62.3 22 3
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1925-1936 37 67 14513 5231 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2008 423 510 40308 19673 829 7/87 10/147 23.73 2.92 48.6 21 1
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2014 121 161 18435 9200 305 7/89 12/157 30.16 2.99 60.4 19 3
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2004 218 251 22840 12481 496 8/164 10/155 25.16 3.27 46.0 19 3
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2012 322 392 28261 19145 718 5/22 9/171 26.66 4.06 39.3 19 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2000-2013 178 223 19968 11389 410 6/65 10/132 27.77 3.42 48.7 18 3
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1976 82 151 27271 9048 311 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.99 87.6 18 2
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 127 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1977-1993 171 211 22226 11196 368 9/56 13/101 30.42 3.02 60.3 17 5
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1982 112 175 23140 8408 329 8/51 13/71 25.55 2.18 70.3 17 6
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2014 295 375 30892 18956 637 7/43 11/71 29.75 3.68 48.4 17 2
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1991 106 138 13552 6672 258 6/47 10/151 25.86 2.95 52.5 16 1
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 59 98 16019 7235 245 8/79 12/104 29.53 2.70 65.3 16 2
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1997-2011 224 259 16225 11175 444 6/11 11/78 25.16 4.13 36.5 16 2
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1971 61 114 17741 7350 248 8/71 10/91 29.63 2.48 71.5 16 3
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 63 116 19108 6704 248 7/72 11/105 27.03 2.10 77.0 16 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 154 229 20952 10158 405 8/43 9/92 25.08 2.90 51.7 16 0
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2009 439 520 39345 21643 761 8/19 14/191 28.44 3.30 51.7 16 2
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1955 51 92 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2000-2010 79 130 18551 9765 276 7/77 12/94 35.38 3.15 67.2 15 2
MG Johnson (Aus) 2005-2014 225 276 20530 13421 510 8/61 12/127 26.31 3.92 40.2 15 3
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 209 262 24047 13350 494 8/97 11/157 27.02 3.33 48.6 15 2
AK Davidson (Aus) 1953-1963 44 82 11587 3819 186 7/93 12/124 20.53 1.97 62.2 14 2
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2012 125 166 12100 8558 241 7/87 8/132 35.51 4.24 50.2 14 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1960 37 61 13568 4405 170 9/113 13/165 25.91 1.94 79.8 14 2
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 162 215 18153 8932 391 8/92 14/149 22.84 2.95 46.4 14 2
CL Cairns (ICC/NZ) 1989-2006 279 292 19914 13056 420 7/27 10/100 31.08 3.93 47.4 14 1
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 77 128 21954 7977 273 7/98 10/194 29.21 2.18 80.4 14 1
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1962 34 53 9834 3434 139 7/42 13/114 24.70 2.09 70.7 13 4
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1989-1999 88 121 13268 6248 224 8/53 11/110 27.89 2.82 59.2 13 2
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-2003 116 158 16495 8964 303 7/46 10/215 29.58 3.26 54.4 13 1
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 296 348 27039 16043 551 8/86 13/132 29.11 3.55 49.0 13 1
SP Gupte (India) 1951-1961 36 61 11284 4403 149 9/102 10/223 29.55 2.34 75.7 12 1
SCG MacGill (Aus) 1998-2008 47 88 11417 6143 214 8/108 12/107 28.70 3.22 53.3 12 2
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 113 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 12 0
MS Panesar (Eng) 2006-2013 77 112 13807 6817 193 6/37 11/210 35.32 2.96 71.5 12 2
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 103 146 14258 6945 289 7/54 12/121 24.03 2.92 49.3 12 2
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1997 144 171 14650 9019 286 7/89 8/83 31.53 3.69 51.2 12 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2014 235 292 21699 13990 485 7/44 11/121 28.84 3.86 44.7 12 2
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2014 309 379 29234 18996 610 7/87 10/149 31.14 3.89 47.9 12 1

Records includes the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 4th ODI, Jul 24, 2014 [ODI # 3506]
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, 3rd ODI, Jul 22, 2014 [ODI # 3505]

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