Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
ERH Toshack 2.3x8 1 2 5 3.8 Australia v India Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
JH Kallis 4.3 1 21 5 5.4 South Africa v Bangladesh Potchefstroom 25 Oct 2002 Test # 1621
Harbhajan Singh 4.3 0 13 5 5.4 India v West Indies Kingston 30 Jun 2006 Test # 1808
R Benaud 3.5 1 15 4 5.7 Australia v West Indies Georgetown 26 Apr 1955 Test # 405
H Trumble 6.5 0 28 7 5.8 Australia v England Melbourne 5 Mar 1904 Test # 82
SR Watson 5.0 2 17 5 6.0 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
GA Lohmann 9.4x5 5 7 8 6.1 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
MJ Clarke 6.2 0 9 6 6.3 Australia v India Mumbai 3 Nov 2004 Test # 1720
FS Trueman 8.4 2 31 8 6.5 England v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952 Test # 353
AER Gilligan 6.3 4 7 6 6.5 England v South Africa Birmingham 14 Jun 1924 Test # 153
MD Marshall 4.2 0 24 4 6.5 West Indies v Pakistan Faisalabad 23 Nov 1990 Test # 1157
TM Dilshan 4.2 1 10 4 6.5 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Chittagong 3 Jan 2009 Test # 1905
MA Noble 7.4 2 17 7 6.5 Australia v England Melbourne 1 Jan 1902 Test # 66
JJC Lawson 6.5 4 3 6 6.8 West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 8 Dec 2002 Test # 1630
SP Gupte 6.0 0 18 5 7.2 India v Pakistan Dhaka 1 Jan 1955 Test # 394
VD Philander 6.0 3 7 5 7.2 South Africa v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 2013 Test # 2069
J Briggs 14.2x4 5 11 8 7.2 England v South Africa Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
JH Wardle 5.0 2 7 4 7.5 England v Australia Manchester 9 Jul 1953 Test # 374
CA Walsh 5.1 1 14 4 7.7 West Indies v Australia Bridgetown 19 Apr 1991 Test # 1169
GA Lohmann 14.2x5 6 28 9 8.0 England v South Africa Johannesburg 2 Mar 1896 Test # 48
M Muralitharan 5.2 1 14 4 8.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (PSS) 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
AG Cremer 5.2 1 4 4 8.0 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Harare 17 Apr 2013 Test # 2086
DW Steyn 8.1 6 8 6 8.1 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
TBA May 6.5 3 9 5 8.2 Australia v West Indies Adelaide 23 Jan 1993 Test # 1210
Shoaib Akhtar 8.2 4 11 6 8.3 Pakistan v New Zealand Lahore 1 May 2002 Test # 1600
ESH Giddins 7.0 2 15 5 8.4 England v Zimbabwe Lord's 18 May 2000 Test # 1495
VD Philander 7.0 3 15 5 8.4 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 9 Nov 2011 Test # 2016
CS Martin 8.3 3 26 6 8.5 New Zealand v Zimbabwe Napier 26 Jan 2012 Test # 2033
JWHT Douglas 5.4 2 14 4 8.5 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 27 Feb 1914 Test # 134
H Ironmonger 7.2 5 6 5 8.8 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 12 Feb 1932 Test # 216
BR Taylor 7.3 2 26 5 9.0 New Zealand v India Mumbai (BS) 12 Mar 1965 Test # 582
M Muralitharan 7.3 3 15 5 9.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 25 Jun 2007 Test # 1837
MW Tate 6.0 1 12 4 9.0 England v South Africa Birmingham 14 Jun 1924 Test # 153
R Appleyard 6.0 3 7 4 9.0 England v New Zealand Auckland 25 Mar 1955 Test # 402
FE Woolley 7.4 1 20 5 9.2 England v Australia The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
MA Holding 9.2 3 21 6 9.3 West Indies v Australia Perth 9 Nov 1984 Test # 997
SR Watson 7.5 1 40 5 9.4 Australia v Pakistan Lord's 13 Jul 2010 Test # 1963
W Rhodes 11.0 3 17 7 9.4 England v Australia Birmingham 29 May 1902 Test # 70
JV Saunders 11.0 2 34 7 9.4 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902 Test # 76
SCJ Broad 11.0 0 44 7 9.4 England v New Zealand Lord's 16 May 2013 Test # 2088
Abdul Qadir 9.3 1 16 6 9.5 Pakistan v West Indies Faisalabad 24 Oct 1986 Test # 1055
RJ Hadlee 8.3x8 0 23 7 9.5 New Zealand v India Wellington 13 Feb 1976 Test # 772
CIJ Smith 8.0 4 16 5 9.6 England v West Indies Bridgetown 8 Jan 1935 Test # 238
GOB Allen 6.0x8 0 36 5 9.6 England v Australia Brisbane 4 Dec 1936 Test # 255
CM Old 8.0 3 21 5 9.6 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
CG Rackemann 8.0 0 32 5 9.6 Australia v Pakistan Perth 11 Nov 1983 Test # 966
Shoaib Akhtar 8.0 2 21 5 9.6 Pakistan v Australia Colombo (PSS) 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
DW Steyn 8.0 2 23 5 9.6 South Africa v India Ahmedabad 3 Apr 2008 Test # 1871
T Richardson 11.3x5 3 39 6 9.6 England v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1896 Test # 50
HJ Tayfield 8.4x8 1 23 7 9.7 South Africa v Australia Durban 20 Jan 1950 Test # 320
JC White 6.3 2 7 4 9.7 England v Australia Brisbane 30 Nov 1928 Test # 176
DAJ Holford 8.1 1 23 5 9.8 West Indies v India Bridgetown 10 Mar 1976 Test # 773
S Haigh 11.4x5 6 11 6 9.8 England v South Africa Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
KJ Abbott 11.4 4 29 7 10.0 South Africa v Pakistan Centurion 22 Feb 2013 Test # 2075
R Peel 12.0x5 5 23 6 10.0 England v Australia The Oval 10 Aug 1896 Test # 52
JH Sinclair 12.0x5 4 26 6 10.0 South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Apr 1899 Test # 59
CEL Ambrose 10.0 1 24 6 10.0 West Indies v England Port of Spain 25 Mar 1994 Test # 1257
M Muralitharan 10.0 1 39 6 10.0 Sri Lanka v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2000 Test # 1526
AJL Hill 8.0x5 4 8 4 10.0 England v South Africa Cape Town 21 Mar 1896 Test # 49
MN Samuels 6.4 1 13 4 10.0 West Indies v Zimbabwe Bridgetown 12 Mar 2013 Test # 2079
Abdur Rehman 10.1 4 25 6 10.1 Pakistan v England Abu Dhabi 25 Jan 2012 Test # 2032
EA Martindale 8.3 1 22 5 10.2 West Indies v England Bridgetown 8 Jan 1935 Test # 238
SK Warne 6.5 2 13 4 10.2 Australia v Pakistan Sharjah 11 Oct 2002 Test # 1617
Abdul Razzaq 6.5 1 20 4 10.2 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Kandy 3 Apr 2006 Test # 1796
BKV Prasad 10.2 5 33 6 10.3 India v Pakistan Chennai 28 Jan 1999 Test # 1442
MR Whitney 12.1 3 27 7 10.4 Australia v India Perth 1 Feb 1992 Test # 1186
DW Steyn 10.3 1 49 6 10.5 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 16 Nov 2007 Test # 1848
R Peel 10.2x4 3 14 4 10.5 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 1888 Test # 28
K Cranston 7.0 3 12 4 10.5 England v South Africa Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
RS Cunis 7.0 0 21 4 10.5 New Zealand v Pakistan Dhaka 8 Nov 1969 Test # 665
AA Mallett 5.2x8 0 22 4 10.5 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 1974 Test # 736
RJ Hadlee 7.0 4 8 4 10.5 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Kandy 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
DW Steyn 7.0 0 30 4 10.5 South Africa v India Cape Town 2 Jan 2007 Test # 1827
GP Swann 7.0 1 16 4 10.5 England v Sri Lanka Cardiff 26 May 2011 Test # 1994
BP Patterson 8.5 1 24 5 10.6 West Indies v India Delhi 25 Nov 1987 Test # 1080
M Muralitharan 10.4 4 18 6 10.6 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (RPS) 12 Sep 2005 Test # 1764
SJ Harmison 12.3 8 12 7 10.7 England v West Indies Kingston 11 Mar 2004 Test # 1687
Waqar Younis 7.1 1 19 4 10.7 Pakistan v Bangladesh Multan 29 Aug 2001 Test # 1560
CA Smith 13.2x4 6 19 5 10.8 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 12 Mar 1889 Test # 31
WW Hall 9.0 3 20 5 10.8 West Indies v India Port of Spain 4 Apr 1962 Test # 528
DK Lillee 9.0 3 18 5 10.8 Australia v Pakistan Perth 13 Nov 1981 Test # 909
Wasim Akram 9.0 0 28 5 10.8 Pakistan v West Indies Lahore 6 Dec 1990 Test # 1158
JC Adams 9.0 4 17 5 10.8 West Indies v New Zealand Bridgetown 19 Apr 1996 Test # 1325
IK Pathan 9.0 2 32 5 10.8 India v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Dec 2004 Test # 1727
JE Taylor 9.0 4 11 5 10.8 West Indies v England Kingston 4 Feb 2009 Test # 1906
DE Malcolm 16.3 2 57 9 11.0 England v South Africa The Oval 18 Aug 1994 Test # 1266
J Briggs 19.1x4 11 17 7 11.0 England v South Africa Cape Town 25 Mar 1889 Test # 32
GA Faulkner 11.0 4 17 6 11.0 South Africa v England Leeds 29 Jul 1907 Test # 94
DJ Nash 11.0 3 27 6 11.0 New Zealand v India Mohali 10 Oct 1999 Test # 1462
SR Watson 11.0 3 33 6 11.0 Australia v Pakistan Leeds 21 Jul 2010 Test # 1965
RJ Harris 11.0 1 47 6 11.0 Australia v England Perth 16 Dec 2010 Test # 1984
DW Fleming 9.1 2 30 5 11.0 Australia v India Adelaide 10 Dec 1999 Test # 1476
JH Kallis 7.2 3 13 4 11.0 South Africa v Zimbabwe Cape Town 4 Mar 2005 Test # 1737
Harbhajan Singh 7.2 2 10 4 11.0 India v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2010 Test # 1987
Mohammad Hafeez 7.2 1 16 4 11.0 Pakistan v South Africa Johannesburg 1 Feb 2013 Test # 2072
JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 11.1 England v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956 Test # 428
W Rhodes 15.0 0 68 8 11.2 England v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 Test # 79
B Mitchell 7.3 0 26 4 11.2 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1935 Test # 248
GA Lohmann 15.4x5 6 38 7 11.2 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896 Test # 47
RGD Willis 15.1 3 43 8 11.3 England v Australia Leeds 16 Jul 1981 Test # 905
SL Boock 9.3 4 28 5 11.4 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Kandy 9 Mar 1984 Test # 980
G Onions 9.3 1 38 5 11.4 England v West Indies Lord's 6 May 2009 Test # 1919
ND Hirwani 15.2 3 75 8 11.5 India v West Indies Chennai 11 Jan 1988 Test # 1089
FE Woolley 9.4 3 29 5 11.6 England v Australia The Oval 19 Aug 1912 Test # 129
M Muralitharan 9.4 4 13 5 11.6 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Colombo (SSC) 6 Sep 2001 Test # 1561
RJ Harris 9.4 4 25 5 11.6 Australia v England Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
RO Schwarz 11.4 0 47 6 11.6 South Africa v Australia Sydney 3 Mar 1911 Test # 115
JN Gillespie 13.4 1 37 7 11.7 Australia v England Leeds 24 Jul 1997 Test # 1373
IWG Johnson 5.7x8 0 35 4 11.7 Australia v India Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
Abdul Razzaq 7.5 1 25 4 11.7 Pakistan v West Indies Sharjah 31 Jan 2002 Test # 1587
DNT Zoysa 9.5 2 20 5 11.8 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 6 May 2004 Test # 1698
PM Siddle 9.5 0 21 5 11.8 Australia v England Leeds 7 Aug 2009 Test # 1929
RWV Robins 11.5 1 32 6 11.8 England v West Indies Lord's 24 Jun 1933 Test # 227
J Srinath 11.5 4 21 6 11.8 India v South Africa Ahmedabad 20 Nov 1996 Test # 1338
PS de Villiers 11.5 5 23 6 11.8 South Africa v Pakistan Port Elizabeth 6 Mar 1998 Test # 1406
C Blythe 15.5 1 59 8 11.8 England v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907 Test # 94
GD McGrath 16.0 8 24 8 12.0 Australia v Pakistan Perth 16 Dec 2004 Test # 1726
CTB Turner 18.0x4 11 15 6 12.0 Australia v England Sydney 28 Jan 1887 Test # 25
RL Johnson 12.0 4 33 6 12.0 England v Zimbabwe Chester-le-Street 5 Jun 2003 Test # 1647
GD McGrath 10.0 3 28 5 12.0 Australia v West Indies Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 Test # 1448
S Sreesanth 10.0 3 40 5 12.0 India v South Africa Johannesburg 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
Z Khan 10.0 1 34 5 12.0 India v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007 Test # 1833
ST Finn 10.0 2 42 5 12.0 England v Bangladesh Manchester 4 Jun 2010 Test # 1959
Hon.A Lyttelton 12.0x4 5 19 4 12.0 England v Australia The Oval 11 Aug 1884 Test # 16
W Rhodes 8.0 2 38 4 12.0 England v Australia Leeds 1 Jul 1909 Test # 103
JR Reid 8.0 2 38 4 12.0 New Zealand v Pakistan Lahore 26 Oct 1955 Test # 414
GG Arnold 8.0 1 19 4 12.0 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
PH Edmonds 8.0 6 6 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
JD Higgs 8.0 2 25 4 12.0 Australia v New Zealand Perth 12 Dec 1980 Test # 889
A Kumble 8.0 2 47 4 12.0 India v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004 Test # 1697
SI Mahmood 8.0 2 22 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Leeds 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1813
MG Johnson 8.0 3 30 4 12.0 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane 20 Nov 2008 Test # 1894
GP Swann 8.0 3 12 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Lord's 26 Aug 2010 Test # 1971

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