Most five-wickets-in-an-innings
Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 258 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 341 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.2 15 10
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2012 221 217 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2014 378 352 16610 12813 378 7/12 33.89 4.62 43.9 4 9
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2014 166 160 7999 6879 256 6/38 26.87 5.15 31.2 8 7
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 250 248 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7
L Klusener (SA) 1996-2004 171 164 7336 5751 192 6/49 29.95 4.70 38.2 1 6
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 165 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.4 11 6
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 356 351 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 112 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.1 1 5
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 297 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.9 12 5
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2010 82 80 4295 3070 147 6/19 20.88 4.28 29.2 7 4
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1998-2011 163 162 7764 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2004-2014 150 149 7815 5912 206 5/29 28.69 4.53 37.9 5 4
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 1988-1998 163 159 8012 5721 182 7/37 31.43 4.28 44.0 2 4
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 171 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.6 8 4
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 175 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.5 6 4
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 368 14874 11871 323 6/29 36.75 4.78 46.0 8 4
WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL) 1994-2008 322 320 15775 11014 400 8/19 27.53 4.18 39.4 9 4
MA Starc (Aus) 2010-2013 19 19 874 737 37 5/20 19.91 5.05 23.6 3 3
RJ Harris (Aus) 2009-2012 21 20 1031 832 44 5/19 18.90 4.84 23.4 0 3
NLTC Perera (SL) 2009-2014 75 70 2863 2605 94 6/44 27.71 5.45 30.4 2 3
KAJ Roach (WI) 2008-2013 61 60 3067 2517 94 6/27 26.77 4.92 32.6 2 3
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 70 67 3359 2481 121 6/13 20.50 4.43 27.7 6 3
DW Steyn (Afr/SA) 2005-2013 79 78 3927 3136 123 6/39 25.49 4.79 31.9 3 3
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2005 97 96 5144 3611 142 5/22 25.42 4.21 36.2 3 3
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 98 98 5330 2752 146 5/31 18.84 3.09 36.5 2 3
M Dillon (WI) 1997-2005 108 107 5480 4218 130 5/29 32.44 4.61 42.1 3 3
Azhar Mahmood (Pak) 1996-2007 143 139 6242 4813 123 6/18 39.13 4.62 50.7 2 3
MG Johnson (Aus) 2005-2014 136 133 6647 5384 208 6/31 25.88 4.85 31.9 8 3
Abdul Razzaq (Asia/Pak) 1996-2011 265 254 10941 8564 269 6/35 31.83 4.69 40.6 8 3
J Srinath (India) 1991-2003 229 227 11935 8847 315 5/23 28.08 4.44 37.8 7 3
Harbhajan Singh (Asia/India) 1998-2011 229 220 12059 8651 259 5/31 33.40 4.30 46.5 2 3
GJ Gilmour (Aus) 1974-1975 5 5 320 165 16 6/14 10.31 3.09 20.0 0 2
BV Vitori (Zim) 2011-2013 13 13 668 600 22 5/20 27.27 5.38 30.3 0 2
K Srikkanth (India) 1981-1992 146 33 712 641 25 5/27 25.64 5.40 28.4 0 2
OD Gibson (WI) 1995-1997 15 15 739 621 34 5/40 18.26 5.04 21.7 2 2
BA Williams (Aus) 2002-2004 25 24 1203 814 35 5/22 23.25 4.05 34.3 1 2
SB O'Connor (NZ) 1997-2000 38 38 1487 1396 46 5/39 30.34 5.63 32.3 1 2
WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2013 33 31 1507 1389 45 5/48 30.86 5.53 33.4 1 2
VC Drakes (WI) 1995-2004 34 34 1640 1293 51 5/33 25.35 4.73 32.1 3 2
VJ Marks (Eng) 1980-1988 34 32 1838 1135 44 5/20 25.79 3.70 41.7 0 2
DE Bollinger (Aus) 2009-2011 39 39 1942 1482 62 5/35 23.90 4.57 31.3 3 2
HK Olonga (Zim) 1995-2003 50 49 2059 1977 58 6/19 34.08 5.76 35.5 2 2
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2009 50 49 2138 1812 60 6/22 30.20 5.08 35.6 0 2
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 1995-2005 43 42 2225 1674 67 5/45 24.98 4.51 33.2 1 2
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1987 57 57 2735 2237 59 5/32 37.91 4.90 46.3 1 2
EA Brandes (Zim) 1987-1999 59 59 2828 2266 70 5/28 32.37 4.80 40.4 1 2
CJ McKay (Aus) 2009-2014 59 59 2965 2364 97 5/28 24.37 4.78 30.5 4 2
GS Chappell (Aus) 1971-1983 74 67 3108 2097 72 5/15 29.12 4.04 43.1 0 2
MA Ealham (Eng) 1996-2001 64 62 3227 2197 67 5/15 32.79 4.08 48.1 1 2
AJ Bichel (Aus) 1997-2004 67 66 3257 2463 78 7/20 31.57 4.53 41.7 1 2
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1991 65 65 3371 2056 88 5/17 23.36 3.65 38.3 1 2
CK Langeveldt (SA) 2001-2010 72 71 3489 2962 100 5/39 29.62 5.09 34.8 1 2
R Rampaul (WI) 2003-2014 85 81 3717 3168 105 5/49 30.17 5.11 35.4 7 2
RR Singh (India) 1989-2001 136 117 3734 2985 69 5/22 43.26 4.79 54.1 0 2
IR Bishop (WI) 1988-1997 84 83 4332 3127 118 5/25 26.50 4.33 36.7 7 2
PA Strang (Zim) 1994-2001 95 89 4351 3173 96 5/21 33.05 4.37 45.3 2 2
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2012 104 101 4430 3565 133 6/14 26.80 4.82 33.3 4 2
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1992-2007 311 171 4561 3849 100 5/16 38.49 5.06 45.6 1 2
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1996 96 95 4586 3470 126 5/34 27.53 4.53 36.3 1 2
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1993 104 100 5100 3454 132 5/44 26.16 4.06 38.6 4 2
GB Hogg (Aus) 1996-2008 123 113 5564 4188 156 5/32 26.84 4.51 35.6 3 2
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1999-2009 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2
IVA Richards (WI) 1975-1991 187 131 5644 4228 118 6/41 35.83 4.49 47.8 1 2
A Nehra (Asia/India) 2001-2011 120 120 5751 4981 157 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.6 5 2
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2009 116 116 5759 4240 174 5/47 24.36 4.41 33.0 5 2
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2014 124 122 5782 4966 173 6/42 28.70 5.15 33.4 4 2
IK Pathan (India) 2004-2012 120 118 5855 5142 173 5/27 29.72 5.26 33.8 5 2
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 110 109 5861 4049 182 5/24 22.24 4.14 32.2 6 2
M Prabhakar (India) 1984-1996 130 127 6360 4534 157 5/33 28.87 4.27 40.5 4 2
JDP Oram (NZ) 2001-2012 160 154 6911 5047 173 5/26 29.17 4.38 39.9 3 2
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2012 463 270 8054 6850 154 5/32 44.48 5.10 52.2 4 2
D Gough (Eng/ICC) 1994-2006 159 156 8470 6209 235 5/44 26.42 4.39 36.0 10 2
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 162 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2
JM Anderson (Eng) 2002-2013 174 171 8609 7132 245 5/23 29.11 4.97 35.1 10 2
AB Agarkar (India) 1998-2007 191 188 9484 8021 288 6/42 27.85 5.07 32.9 10 2
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2013 325 283 10750 8680 273 5/30 31.79 4.84 39.3 2 2
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2013 275 258 13029 8946 284 5/7 31.50 4.11 45.8 7 2
A Kumble (Asia/India) 1990-2007 271 265 14496 10412 337 6/12 30.89 4.30 43.0 8 2
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup final, Mar 8, 2014 [ODI # 3486]
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup 10th match, Mar 6, 2014 [ODI # 3485]
West Indies v England at North Sound, 3rd ODI, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3484]
Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Asia Cup 9th match, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3483]
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Kevin Pietersen has scored 158 in an innings three times in Tests. This is the highest Test score to be hit by a batsman thrice in his career. Two of the instances came against Australia. The next-highest such score is by Steve Waugh, who scored 157 three times in his career. In Waugh's case too, two of the instances were against the same opposition - England.

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