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Best Bowling in an Innings in Test Cricket


  • Sri Lankan left arm spinner Rangana Herath took his career best of 9-127 in the first innings second test against Pakistan at Colombo. With that he became the 16th bowler overall and the second Sri Lankan to achieve this feat. But the Lankan’s figures didn’t feature no way near the top in the best bowling in an innings in Test Cricket. Here is the list of Best Bowling figures in an innings in Test Cricket.

    Bowler

    For

    Against

    Figures

    Venue/Year

    Jim Laker

    England

    Australia

    10-53

    Manchester/1956

    Anil Kumble

    India

    Pakistan

    10-74

    Delhi/1999

    George Lohmann

    England

    South Africa

    9-28

    Johannesburg/1896

    Jim Laker

    England

    Australia

    9-37

    Manchester/1956

    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Sri Lanka

    Zimbabwe

    9-51

    Kandy/2002

    Richard Haldee

    New Zealand

    Australia

    9-52

    Brisbane/1985

    Abdul Qadir

    Pakistan

    England

    9-56

    Lahore/1987

    Devon Malcom

    England

    South Africa

    9-57

    The Oval/1994

    Muttiah Muralitharan

    Sri Lanka

    England

    9-65

    The Oval/1998

    Jasubhai Patel

    India

    Australia

    9-69

    Kanpur/1959

    *The figures are updated till Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Match, Colombo 14-8-2014 to 18-8-2014

    **Rangana Herath’s 9/127 is at a distant 18th in this list.

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