Most wickets in a series
Player Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SF Barnes (ENG) 4 1356 536 49 9/103 17/159 10.93 2.37 27.6 7 3
England in South Africa Test Series, 1913/14
CV Grimmett (AUS) 5 2077 642 44 7/40 13/173 14.59 1.85 47.2 5 3
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1935/36
WJ Whitty (AUS) 5 1395 632 37 6/17 9/98 17.08 2.71 37.7 2 0
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1910/11
GA Lohmann (ENG) 3 520 203 35 9/28 15/45 5.80 2.34 14.8 4 2
England in South Africa Test Series, 1895/96
SF Barnes (ENG) 3 768 282 34 8/29 13/57 8.29 2.20 22.5 5 3
Triangular Tournament (Australia, England, South Africa in England), 1912
SF Barnes (ENG) 3 768 282 34 8/29 13/57 8.29 2.20 22.5 5 3
South Africa in England Test Series, 1912
CV Grimmett (AUS) 5 1836 557 33 7/83 14/199 16.87 1.82 55.6 3 1
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1931/32
H Ironmonger (AUS) 4 1331 296 31 6/18 11/24 9.54 1.33 42.9 3 1
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1931/32
R Ashwin (INDIA) 4 988 345 31 7/66 12/98 11.12 2.09 31.8 4 1
Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India), 2015/16
AS Kennedy (ENG) 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1922/23
AV Bedser (ENG) 5 1655 517 30 7/58 12/112 17.23 1.87 55.1 3 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1951
R Benaud (AUS) 5 1937 658 30 5/49 9/144 21.93 2.03 64.5 4 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1957/58
MW Tate (ENG) 5 1304 424 27 6/42 9/106 15.70 1.95 48.2 1 0
South Africa in England Test Series, 1924
WJ O'Reilly (AUS) 5 1502 460 27 5/20 8/104 17.03 1.83 55.6 2 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1935/36
JB Statham (ENG) 5 1218 491 27 6/63 11/97 18.18 2.41 45.1 2 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1960
C Blythe (ENG) 3 603 270 26 8/59 15/99 10.38 2.68 23.1 3 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1907
JH Wardle (ENG) 4 1118 359 26 7/36 12/89 13.80 1.92 43.0 3 1
England in South Africa Test Series, 1956/57
WS Lees (ENG) 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1905/06
M Muralitharan (SL) 3 1366 480 26 7/84 13/171 18.46 2.10 52.5 3 1
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2000
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 5 1203 663 26 7/61 12/205 25.50 3.30 46.2 2 1
Basil D'Oliveira Trophy (England in South Africa), 2004/05
AK Davidson (AUS) 5 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1957/58
CA Walsh (WI) 5 1582 492 25 6/61 8/108 19.68 1.86 63.2 1 0
Sir Vivian Richards Trophy (South Africa in West Indies), 2000/01
FS Trueman (ENG) 5 1083 508 25 5/27 9/104 20.32 2.81 43.3 1 0
South Africa in England Test Series, 1960
ARC Fraser (ENG) 5 1221 492 24 5/42 10/122 20.50 2.41 50.8 3 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1998
GD McKenzie (AUS) 5 1652 624 24 5/46 8/132 26.00 2.26 68.8 3 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1966/67
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 4 845 249 23 5/21 8/76 10.82 1.76 36.7 2 0
Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India), 2015/16
WA Johnston (AUS) 5 1285 392 23 6/44 8/65 17.04 1.83 55.8 1 0
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 1949/50
GHT Simpson-Hayward (ENG) 5 898 420 23 6/43 8/102 18.26 2.80 39.0 2 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1909/10
W Voce (ENG) 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1930/31
A Flintoff (ENG) 5 1208 574 23 4/44 6/90 24.95 2.85 52.5 0 0
Basil D'Oliveira Trophy (England in South Africa), 2004/05
GJ Thompson (ENG) 5 1343 619 23 4/50 7/112 26.91 2.76 58.3 0 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1909/10
MG Johnson (AUS) 3 757 382 22 7/68 12/127 17.36 3.02 34.4 2 1
Australia in South Africa Test Series, 2013/14
M Muralitharan (SL) 2 978 397 22 7/97 12/225 18.04 2.43 44.4 3 2
South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2006
CA Walsh (WI) 4 953 416 22 6/80 7/111 18.90 2.61 43.3 1 0
West Indies in South Africa Test Series, 1998/99
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 5 1369 454 22 4/62 7/123 20.63 1.98 62.2 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1953/54
AP Freeman (ENG) 3 1129 547 22 7/71 12/171 24.86 2.90 51.3 3 2
South Africa in England Test Series, 1929
JC Alabaster (NZ) 5 1347 617 22 4/59 8/180 28.04 2.74 61.2 0 0
New Zealand in South Africa Test Series, 1961/62
A Cotter (AUS) 5 1169 633 22 6/69 8/142 28.77 3.24 53.1 1 0
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1910/11
J Briggs (ENG) 2 391 101 21 8/11 15/28 4.80 1.54 18.6 2 1
England in South Africa Test Series, 1888/89
R Tattersall (ENG) 5 1568 439 21 7/52 12/101 20.90 1.67 74.6 2 1
South Africa in England Test Series, 1951
C Blythe (ENG) 5 1360 548 21 6/68 11/118 26.09 2.41 64.7 2 1
England in South Africa Test Series, 1905/06
CP Buckenham (ENG) 4 1182 593 21 5/115 7/187 28.23 3.01 56.2 1 0
England in South Africa Test Series, 1909/10
GP Swann (ENG) 4 1262 659 21 5/54 9/164 31.38 3.13 60.0 2 0
Basil D'Oliveira Trophy (England in South Africa), 2009/10
WA Johnston (AUS) 5 2135 737 21 6/152 7/177 35.09 2.07 101.6 2 0
South Africa in Australia Test Series, 1952/53
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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, 2nd Test, Aug 27-30, 2016 [Test # 2220]
South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, 1st Test, Aug 19-23, 2016 [Test # 2219]
South Africa v England at Centurion, 4th Test, Jan 22-26, 2016 [Test # 2200]
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