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.