Best Bowling in an Innings in Test Cricket | Rangana Herath

Best Bowling in an Innings in Test Cricket

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 25: Kyle Abbott of South Africa A appeals for the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of Australia A during day 2 of the 1st Test match between South Africa A and Australia A at Tuks Oval on July 25, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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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.

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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