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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.
|George Lohmann||England||South Africa||9-28||Johannesburg/1896|
|Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe||9-51||Kandy/2002|
|Richard Haldee||New Zealand||Australia||9-52||Brisbane/1985|
|Devon Malcom||England||South Africa||9-57||The Oval/1994|
|Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||England||9-65||The Oval/1998|
*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.