Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Ground Match Date Scorecard
JR Ratnayeke 21.0 11 17 0 0.80 Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
A Ranatunga 16.0 5 18 0 1.12 Colombo (CCC) 24 Mar 1984 Test # 985
SD Anurasiri 26.0 11 32 2 1.23 Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
MRCN Bandaratilleke 38.0 13 47 4 1.23 Galle 3 Jun 1998 Test # 1416
VB John 21.0 11 26 2 1.23 Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
KPJ Warnaweera 25.0 15 31 1 1.24 Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
M Muralitharan 39.0 18 49 5 1.25 Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
HDPK Dharmasena 16.0 7 21 0 1.31 Colombo (PSS) 25 Apr 2003 Test # 1641
KPJ Warnaweera 34.0 15 46 2 1.35 Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
M Muralitharan 30.0 15 41 3 1.36 Colombo (PSS) 25 Apr 2003 Test # 1641
HDPK Dharmasena 10.0 2 14 1 1.40 Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 Test # 1418
M Muralitharan 23.0 9 33 0 1.43 Galle 3 Jun 1998 Test # 1416
MRCN Bandaratilleke 24.0 9 36 5 1.50 Galle 3 Jun 1998 Test # 1416
M Muralitharan 16.0 7 24 3 1.50 Galle 3 Jun 1998 Test # 1416
M Muralitharan 50.0 20 77 2 1.54 Dunedin 18 Mar 1995 Test # 1293
CPH Ramanayake 17.0 6 27 2 1.58 Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
PA de Silva 18.5 7 30 3 1.59 Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 Test # 1418
A Ranatunga 18.0 7 29 2 1.61 Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
WPUJC Vaas 26.4 10 43 5 1.61 Napier 11 Mar 1995 Test # 1292
SD Anurasiri 34.0 11 55 2 1.61 Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
M Muralitharan 18.3 8 30 5 1.62 Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 Test # 1418
DS de Silva 19.0 10 31 0 1.63 Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
KMDN Kulasekara 11.0 2 19 0 1.72 Napier 4 Apr 2005 Test # 1746
GP Wickramasinghe 19.0 7 33 3 1.73 Napier 11 Mar 1995 Test # 1292
M Muralitharan 42.0 10 73 4 1.73 Galle 18 Aug 2009 Test # 1930
HDPK Dharmasena 22.0 7 39 1 1.77 Hamilton 14 Mar 1997 Test # 1359
M Muralitharan 36.0 15 64 5 1.77 Napier 11 Mar 1995 Test # 1292
KPJ Warnaweera 14.0 3 25 4 1.78 Colombo (SSC) 6 Dec 1992 Test # 1204
DS de Silva 22.5 10 41 1 1.79 Christchurch 4 Mar 1983 Test # 950
RAP Nissanka 10.0 4 18 1 1.80 Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
M Muralitharan 12.1 3 22 3 1.80 Colombo (SSC) 6 Dec 1992 Test # 1204
KS Lokuarachchi 14.0 3 26 0 1.85 Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
SD Anurasiri 36.0 13 67 1 1.86 Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
A Ranatunga 23.0 10 43 0 1.86 Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
GP Wickramasinghe 26.0 6 49 0 1.88 Dunedin 18 Mar 1995 Test # 1293
M Muralitharan 34.0 7 65 4 1.91 Christchurch 7 Dec 2006 Test # 1820
CPH Ramanayake 27.0 9 52 2 1.92 Hamilton 22 Feb 1991 Test # 1164
HDPK Dharmasena 18.0 4 35 1 1.94 Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 Test # 1418
ST Jayasuriya 21.0 8 41 2 1.95 Napier 4 Apr 2005 Test # 1746
M Muralitharan 22.0 4 43 3 1.95 Hamilton 14 Mar 1997 Test # 1359
JR Ratnayeke 21.0 8 42 5 2.00 Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
WPUJC Vaas 15.3 6 31 3 2.00 Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
HMRKB Herath 34.0 11 70 3 2.05 Colombo (SSC) 26 Aug 2009 Test # 1932
GF Labrooy 22.0 6 46 1 2.09 Hamilton 22 Feb 1991 Test # 1164
RJ Ratnayake 21.0 3 44 0 2.09 Auckland 1 Mar 1991 Test # 1165
HMRKB Herath 49.0 10 103 6 2.10 Colombo (PSS) 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063
HMRKB Herath 30.0 5 65 5 2.16 Galle 17 Nov 2012 Test # 2059
WPUJC Vaas 40.0 9 87 6 2.17 Dunedin 18 Mar 1995 Test # 1293
BAW Mendis 39.0 8 85 1 2.17 Galle 18 Aug 2009 Test # 1930
WPUJC Vaas 22.0 8 48 2 2.18 Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644

Minimum of 60 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, 2nd Test, Jan 3-7, 2015 [Test # 2155]
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, 1st Test, Dec 26-29, 2014 [Test # 2151]
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2012 [Test # 2063]
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