Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Outstanding Performances
Players Taking Most 5 Wickets in an Innings
  Player Country Mat O M R W Avg Best 5w 10w
1 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 133 7339.5 1792 18180 800 22.73 9/51 67 22
2 S K Warne Australia 145 6784.1 1762 17995 708 25.42 8/71 37 10
3 R J Hadlee New Zealand 86 3460.4 809 9611 431 22.30 9/52 36 9
4 A Kumble India 132 6808.2 1575 18355 619 29.65 10/74 35 8
5 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 93 4332.1 816 12157 433 28.08 9/127 34 9
6 J M Anderson* England 172 6179.3 1604 17325 657 26.37 7/42 32 3
7 R Ashwin* India 86 3848.1 794 10666 442 24.13 7/59 30 7
8 G D McGrath Australia 124 4874.4 1470 12186 563 21.64 8/24 29 3
9 I T Botham England 102 3549.3 788 10878 383 28.40 8/34 27 4
10 D W Steyn* South Africa 93 3101.2 660 10077 439 22.95 7/51 26 5
11 Harbhajan Singh India 103 4763.2 869 13537 417 32.46 8/84 25 5
12 Wasim Akram Pakistan 104 3771.1 871 9779 414 23.62 7/119 25 5
13 S F Barnes England 27 1312.1 356 3106 189 16.43 9/103 24 7
14 Imran Khan Pakistan 88 3106 727 8258 362 22.81 8/58 23 6
15 Kapil Dev India 131 4623.2 1060 12867 434 29.65 9/83 23 2
16 D K Lillee Australia 70 2834.1 652 8493 355 23.92 7/83 23 7
17 C E L Ambrose West Indies 98 3683.5 1001 8502 405 20.99 8/45 22 3
18 M D Marshall West Indies 81 2930.4 613 7876 376 20.95 7/22 22 4
19 C A Walsh West Indies 132 5003.1 1144 12684 519 24.44 7/37 22 3
20 Waqar Younis Pakistan 87 2704 516 8788 373 23.56 7/76 22 5
21 C V Grimmett Australia 37 2408.3 736 5231 216 24.22 7/40 21 7
22 A A Donald South Africa 72 2586.3 661 7344 330 22.25 8/71 20 3
23 N M Lyon* Australia 110 4763.5 923 14047 438 32.07 8/50 20 3
24 D L Vettori New Zealand 113 4802.2 1197 12441 362 34.37 7/87 20 3
25 S C J Broad* England 156 5261.5 1240 15502 552 28.08 8/15 19 3
26 Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 63 2401 457 7049 225 31.33 7/36 19 2
27 L R Gibbs West Indies 79 4205.7 1313 8989 309 29.09 8/38 18 2
28 M Ntini South Africa 101 3472.2 759 11242 390 28.83 7/37 18 4
29 G P Swann England 60 2558.1 493 7642 255 29.97 6/65 17 3
30 F S Trueman England 67 2447.4 522 6625 307 21.58 8/31 17 3
31 D L Underwood England 86 3463 1239 7674 297 25.84 8/51 17 6
32 R Benaud Australia 63 2727.2 805 6704 248 27.03 7/72 16 1
33 B S Chandrasekhar India 58 2549.1 584 7199 242 29.75 8/79 16 2
34 G D McKenzie Australia 60 2629.5 547 7328 246 29.79 8/71 16 3
35 S M Pollock South Africa 108 4058.5 1211 9733 421 23.12 7/87 16 1
36 R G D Willis England 90 2699.1 554 8190 325 25.20 8/43 16 0
37 Yasir Shah* Pakistan 48 2375.5 359 7657 244 31.38 8/41 16 3
38 Abdul Qadir Pakistan 67 2810.2 608 7742 236 32.81 9/56 15 5
39 A V Bedser England 51 2424.4 574 5876 236 24.90 7/44 15 5
40 D Kaneria Pakistan 61 2949.3 517 9082 261 34.80 7/77 15 2

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