Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Match Date Scorecard
M Muralitharan 5.2 1 14 4 8.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
Shoaib Akhtar 8.0 2 21 5 9.6 Pakistan v Australia 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
KC Brathwaite 11.3 4 29 6 11.5 West Indies v Sri Lanka 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
PHT Kaushal 10.5 0 42 5 13.0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 25 Jun 2015 Test # 2168
CRD Fernando 11.0 2 60 5 13.2 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1766
SL Malinga 9.0 1 25 4 13.5 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
KMDN Kulasekara 9.0 3 21 4 13.5 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924
DW Steyn 13.1 1 82 5 15.8 South Africa v Sri Lanka 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
KTGD Prasad 12.0 3 34 4 18.0 Sri Lanka v West Indies 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
R Ashwin 16.0 6 42 5 19.2 India v Sri Lanka 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
SK Warne 24.3 7 94 7 21.0 Australia v Pakistan 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
DL Underwood 18.0 6 28 5 21.6 England v Sri Lanka 17 Feb 1982 Test # 921
Wasim Akram 18.0 4 43 5 21.6 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 9 Aug 1994 Test # 1265
KTGD Prasad 15.0 0 43 4 22.5 Sri Lanka v India 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
M Muralitharan 19.4 6 39 5 23.6 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 21 Jul 2002 Test # 1609
Saqlain Mushtaq 15.5 0 46 4 23.7 Pakistan v Australia 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
JE Emburey 25.0 9 33 6 25.0 England v Sri Lanka 17 Feb 1982 Test # 921
ALF de Mel 17.0 2 70 4 25.5 Sri Lanka v England 17 Feb 1982 Test # 921
TG Southee 22.0 4 62 5 26.4 New Zealand v Sri Lanka 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063
Umar Gul 18.0 1 43 4 27.0 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924
RJ Ratnayake 23.2 6 49 5 28.0 Sri Lanka v India 6 Sep 1985 Test # 1024
KMDN Kulasekara 19.4 6 37 4 29.5 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924
HMRKB Herath 19.5 3 56 4 29.7 Sri Lanka v West Indies 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
M Muralitharan 25.0 6 59 5 30.0 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 21 Jul 2002 Test # 1609
Shahadat Hossain 20.0 3 108 4 30.0 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1766
JA Warrican 20.0 2 67 4 30.0 West Indies v Sri Lanka 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2182
WPUJC Vaas 20.2 8 55 4 30.5 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 3 Jul 2007 Test # 1838
M Ntini 21.0 3 84 4 31.5 South Africa v Sri Lanka 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
TA Boult 21.0 7 42 4 31.5 New Zealand v Sri Lanka 25 Nov 2012 Test # 2063
A Mishra 21.0 3 43 4 31.5 India v Sri Lanka 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
Syed Rasel 21.3 2 129 4 32.2 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 20 Sep 2005 Test # 1766
BAW Mendis 28.0 4 56 5 33.6 Sri Lanka v India 8 Aug 2008 Test # 1886
S Randiv 29.0 3 82 5 34.8 Sri Lanka v India 3 Aug 2010 Test # 1968
HMRKB Herath 25.0 3 81 4 37.5 Sri Lanka v India 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
RJ Ratnayake 25.1 5 76 4 37.7 Sri Lanka v India 6 Sep 1985 Test # 1024
S Randiv 25.1 6 80 4 37.7 Sri Lanka v India 3 Aug 2010 Test # 1968
C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 39.6 India v Sri Lanka 6 Sep 1985 Test # 1024
GP Swann 40.0 1 106 6 40.0 England v Sri Lanka 3 Apr 2012 Test # 2039
M Muralitharan 46.5 12 97 7 40.1 Sri Lanka v South Africa 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
M Muralitharan 33.5 2 128 5 40.6 Sri Lanka v South Africa 4 Aug 2006 Test # 1812
Yasir Shah 41.3 5 96 6 41.5 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 25 Jun 2015 Test # 2168
HMRKB Herath 35.0 5 99 5 42.0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924
GP Swann 28.1 4 75 4 42.2 England v Sri Lanka 3 Apr 2012 Test # 2039
BN Schultz 36.5 9 63 5 44.2 South Africa v Sri Lanka 14 Sep 1993 Test # 1234
KTGD Prasad 29.3 3 92 4 44.2 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 25 Jun 2015 Test # 2168
JR Ratnayeke 30.0 4 116 4 45.0 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 22 Mar 1986 Test # 1043
HDPK Dharmasena 45.2 13 99 6 45.3 Sri Lanka v Pakistan 9 Aug 1994 Test # 1265
SK Warne 30.3 3 94 4 45.7 Australia v Pakistan 3 Oct 2002 Test # 1615
Saeed Ajmal 31.0 5 87 4 46.5 Pakistan v Sri Lanka 12 Jul 2009 Test # 1924
PHT Kaushal 31.0 1 118 4 46.5 Sri Lanka v India 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2177
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 4 wickets

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Mar 15-19, 2017 [Test # 2254]
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Oct 22-26, 2015 [Test # 2182]
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Aug 20-24, 2015 [Test # 2177]