Best economy rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
SD Anurasiri 15.0 11 9 0 0.60 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Colombo (PSS) 22 Mar 1986 Test # 1043
AA Donald 10.0 7 6 2 0.60 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 1993 Test # 1233
KJ Silva 14.4 9 10 3 0.68 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 11 Sep 1996 Test # 1333
A Ranatunga 10.0 8 7 0 0.70 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 30 Aug 1985 Test # 1023
M Muralitharan 29.0 18 23 5 0.79 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Kandy 7 Jan 1998 Test # 1394
JR Ratnayeke 21.0 11 17 0 0.80 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
RK Chauhan 24.0 18 20 1 0.83 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993 Test # 1228
WPUJC Vaas 18.0 9 15 4 0.83 Sri Lanka v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 13 Jul 2005 Test # 1755
HMRKB Herath 45.0 30 40 5 0.88 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
M Muralitharan 36.0 17 35 4 0.97 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 27 Dec 2001 Test # 1581
M Muralitharan 40.0 21 40 3 1.00 Sri Lanka v England Colombo (SSC) 18 Dec 2003 Test # 1675
WPUJC Vaas 15.0 7 15 3 1.00 Sri Lanka v Australia Kandy 9 Sep 1999 Test # 1459
PP Ojha 13.0 6 13 0 1.00 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 26 Jul 2010 Test # 1966
DAJ Bracewell 13.0 6 13 2 1.00 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063
UC Hathurusingha 12.0 4 12 1 1.00 Sri Lanka v Australia Colombo (RPS) 28 Aug 1992 Test # 1195
A Ranatunga 16.0 5 18 0 1.12 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (CCC) 24 Mar 1984 Test # 985
CEL Ambrose 12.2 5 14 3 1.13 West Indies v Sri Lanka Moratuwa 8 Dec 1993 Test # 1239
M Muralitharan 56.0 28 64 4 1.14 Sri Lanka v England Kandy 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
M Muralitharan 58.3 26 67 5 1.14 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Galle 12 Jan 2002 Test # 1585
SK Warne 25.0 11 29 3 1.16 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 22 Sep 1999 Test # 1460
M Muralitharan 24.0 9 28 2 1.16 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 11 Sep 1996 Test # 1333
WPUJC Vaas 17.0 8 20 2 1.17 Sri Lanka v West Indies Galle 13 Nov 2001 Test # 1567
WPUJC Vaas 14.0 6 17 1 1.21 Sri Lanka v South Africa Kandy 30 Jul 2000 Test # 1505
RJ Hadlee 22.0 12 27 2 1.22 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
SD Anurasiri 26.0 11 32 2 1.23 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
WJ Cronje 26.0 14 32 1 1.23 South Africa v Sri Lanka Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993 Test # 1232
CL Hooper 13.0 4 16 0 1.23 West Indies v Sri Lanka Kandy 21 Nov 2001 Test # 1570
WPUJC Vaas 11.2 5 14 2 1.23 Sri Lanka v Australia Kandy 16 Mar 2004 Test # 1688
MRCN Bandaratilleke 38.0 13 47 4 1.23 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Galle 3 Jun 1998 Test # 1416
VB John 21.0 11 26 2 1.23 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 16 Mar 1984 Test # 982
KPJ Warnaweera 25.0 15 31 1 1.24 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Moratuwa 27 Nov 1992 Test # 1203
TA Copeland 16.0 6 20 0 1.25 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Aug 2011 Test # 2005
JS Patel 16.0 7 20 0 1.25 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063
M Muralitharan 39.0 18 49 5 1.25 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Kandy 3 May 2003 Test # 1644
M Muralitharan 37.0 18 47 4 1.27 Sri Lanka v England Galle 2 Dec 2003 Test # 1670
M Muralitharan 40.0 19 51 9 1.27 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Kandy 4 Jan 2002 Test # 1583
WPUJC Vaas 26.3 11 34 2 1.28 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 18 Sep 1996 Test # 1334
RS Kalpage 17.5 6 23 1 1.28 Sri Lanka v South Africa Moratuwa 25 Aug 1993 Test # 1232
EJ Gray 27.0 12 35 1 1.29 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987 Test # 1074
HMRKB Herath 11.3 5 15 4 1.30 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Galle 4 Jul 2009 Test # 1921
N Kapil Dev 26.0 13 34 2 1.30 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993 Test # 1228
BAW Mendis 13.0 8 17 0 1.30 Sri Lanka v South Africa Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
HDPK Dharmasena 16.0 6 21 1 1.31 Sri Lanka v England Galle 22 Feb 2001 Test # 1530
HDPK Dharmasena 16.0 7 21 0 1.31 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Colombo (PSS) 25 Apr 2003 Test # 1641
KJ Silva 19.0 12 25 4 1.31 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 11 Sep 1996 Test # 1333
JE Emburey 25.0 9 33 6 1.32 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 17 Feb 1982 Test # 921
ST Jayasuriya 24.0 6 32 1 1.33 Sri Lanka v England Kandy 10 Dec 2003 Test # 1672
EAR de Silva 15.0 6 20 0 1.33 Sri Lanka v India Colombo (SSC) 30 Aug 1985 Test # 1023
I Sharma 15.0 8 20 3 1.33 India v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008 Test # 1884
WPUJC Vaas 12.0 6 16 0 1.33 Sri Lanka v South Africa Galle 20 Jul 2000 Test # 1504

Minimum of 60 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, 1st Test, Aug 6-10, 2014 [Test # 2133]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
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