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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
CJ Jordan 4.2 0 18 4 6.5 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
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
DW Steyn 8.2 2 34 6 8.3 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
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

Minimum of 4 wickets

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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South Africa's AB de Villiers is the only wicketkeeper to score a hundred and effect ten dismissals in the same Test. He scored 103* in the second innings and effected 11 dismissals in a Test against Pakistan at Johannesburg in 2013.

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