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 Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Outstanding Performances
Players Taking Most Wickets in an Innings
  Player Country O M R W Versus Match Ground
1 Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan 74 20 164 8 England 15/11/2000 Gaddafi Stadium
2 White, J C England 64.5 21 126 8 Australia 01/02/1929 Adelaide Oval
3 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 54.2 27 65 9 England 27/08/1998 Kennington Oval
4 Gibbs, L R West Indies 53.3 37 38 8 India 23/03/1962 Kensington Oval
5 Strang, P A Zimbabwe 51.5 12 109 8 New Zealand 12/09/2000 Queens Sports Club
6 Laker, J C England 51.2 23 53 10 Australia 26/07/1956 Old Trafford
7 Venkataraghavan, S India 51.1 26 72 8 New Zealand 19/03/1965 Feroz Shah Kotla
8 Warne, S K Australia 50.2 22 71 8 England 25/11/1994 Brisbane Cricket Ground
9 Valentine, A L West Indies 50 14 104 8 England 08/06/1950 Old Trafford
10 Noreiga, J M West Indies 49.4 16 95 9 India 06/03/1971 Queen's Park Oval
11 Mailey, A A Australia 47 8 121 9 England 11/02/1921 Melbourne Cricket Ground
12 Mankad, M H India 47 27 52 8 Pakistan 16/10/1952 Feroz Shah Kotla
13 Kumble, A India 46.5 7 141 8 Australia 02/01/2004 Sydney Cricket Ground
14 Foster, N A England 46.2 15 107 8 Pakistan 02/07/1987 Headingley
15 Krejza, J J Australia 43.5 1 215 8 India 06/11/2008 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
16 Lohmann, G A England 43.2 18 58 8 Australia 29/01/1892 Sydney Cricket Ground
17 Walker, M H N Australia 42.2 7 143 8 England 08/02/1975 Melbourne Cricket Ground
18 Chandrasekhar, B S India 41.5 18 79 8 England 20/12/1972 Feroz Shah Kotla
19 Harbhajan Singh India 41.5 20 84 8 Australia 18/03/2001 MA Chidambaram Stadium
20 Maharaj, K A* South Africa 41.1 10 129 9 Sri Lanka 20/07/2018 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
21 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 40 19 51 9 Zimbabwe 04/01/2002 Asgiriya Stadium
22 Lawson, G F Australia 40 7 112 8 West Indies 07/12/1984 Adelaide Oval
23 Mankad, M H India 38.5 15 55 8 England 06/02/1952 MA Chidambaram Stadium
24 Barnes, S F England 38.4 7 103 9 South Africa 26/12/1913 Old Wanderers
25 Kapil Dev India 38 6 106 8 Australia 13/12/1985 Adelaide Oval
26 Tayfield, H J South Africa 37.7 14 69 8 England 25/01/1957 Kingsmead
27 Abdul Qadir Pakistan 37 13 56 9 England 25/11/1987 Gaddafi Stadium
28 Tayfield, H J South Africa 37 11 113 9 England 15/02/1957 New Wanderers Stadium
29 Hughes, M G Australia 37 9 87 8 West Indies 02/12/1988 WACA Ground
30 Richardson, T England 36.1 7 94 8 Australia 26/02/1898 Sydney Cricket Ground
31 Greig, A W England 36.1 10 86 8 West Indies 30/03/1974 Queen's Park Oval
32 McDermott, C J Australia 36 3 141 8 England 01/08/1985 Old Trafford
33 Patel, J M India 35.5 16 69 9 Australia 19/12/1959 Green Park
34 Sarfraz Nawaz Pakistan 35.4 7 86 9 Australia 10/03/1979 Melbourne Cricket Ground
35 Underwood, D L England 34.5 17 51 8 Pakistan 08/08/1974 Lord's
36 Gupte, S P India 34.3 11 102 9 West Indies 12/12/1958 Green Park
37 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 34.1 9 87 8 India 29/08/2001 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
38 MacGill, S C G Australia 33.3 2 108 8 Bangladesh 09/04/2006 Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium
39 Herath, H M R K B* Sri Lanka 33.1 3 127 9 Pakistan 14/08/2014 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
40 Holding, M A West Indies 33 9 92 8 England 12/08/1976 Kennington Oval
41 Donald, A A South Africa 33 12 71 8 Zimbabwe 13/10/1995 Harare Sports Club
42 Massie, R A L Australia 32.5 7 84 8 England 22/06/1972 Lord's
43 Bosanquet, B J T England 32.4 2 107 8 Australia 29/05/1905 Trent Bridge
44 Snooke, S J South Africa 31.4 8 70 8 England 10/03/1906 Old Wanderers
45 Trumble, H Australia 31 13 65 8 England 11/08/1902 Kennington Oval
46 Kapil Dev India 30.5 7 85 8 Pakistan 23/01/1983 Gaddafi Stadium
47 Kapil Dev India 30.3 6 83 9 West Indies 12/11/1983 Sardar Patel Stadium
48 Lawrence, G B South Africa 30.3 12 53 8 New Zealand 26/12/1961 New Wanderers Stadium
49 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 30 10 70 8 England 02/06/2006 Trent Bridge
50 Imran Khan Pakistan 29.3 8 58 8 Sri Lanka 22/03/1982 Gaddafi Stadium
51 Braund, L C England 28.5 6 81 8 Australia 05/03/1904 Melbourne Cricket Ground
52 Fraser, A R C England 28.5 7 75 8 West Indies 08/04/1994 Kensington Oval
53 McKenzie, G D Australia 28 5 71 8 West Indies 26/12/1968 Melbourne Cricket Ground
54 Botham, I T England 27.4 6 103 8 West Indies 28/06/1984 Lord's
55 Massie, R A L Australia 27.2 9 53 8 England 22/06/1972 Lord's
56 Trott, A E Australia 27 10 43 8 England 11/01/1895 Adelaide Oval
57 Srinath, J India 27 6 86 8 Pakistan 16/02/1999 Eden Gardens
58 Barnes, S F England 26.5 9 56 8 South Africa 26/12/1913 Old Wanderers
59 Kumble, A India 26.3 9 74 10 Pakistan 04/02/1999 Feroz Shah Kotla
60 Lohmann, G A England 25 12 35 8 Australia 25/02/1887 Sydney Cricket Ground
61 McDermott, C J Australia 24.4 2 97 8 England 01/02/1991 WACA Ground
62 Johnson, M G Australia 24 4 61 8 South Africa 17/12/2008 WACA Ground
63 Mallett, A A Australia 23.6 6 59 8 Pakistan 22/12/1972 Adelaide Oval
64 Hadlee, R J New Zealand 23.4 4 52 9 Australia 08/11/1985 Brisbane Cricket Ground
65 Herath, H M R K B* Sri Lanka 23 6 63 8 Zimbabwe 06/11/2016 Harare Sports Club
66 Prasanna, E A S India 23 5 76 8 New Zealand 24/01/1976 Eden Park
67 Ambrose, C E L West Indies 22.4 10 45 8 England 05/04/1990 Kensington Oval
68 Verity, H England 22.3 8 43 8 Australia 22/06/1934 Lord's
69 Lyon, N M* Australia 22.2 4 50 8 India 04/03/2017 M Chinnaswamy Stadium
70 Klusener, L South Africa 21.3 4 64 8 India 27/11/1996 Eden Gardens
71 Sikander Bakht Pakistan 21 3 69 8 India 04/12/1979 Feroz Shah Kotla
72 Botham, I T England 20.5 8 34 8 Pakistan 15/06/1978 Lord's
73 Gabriel, S T* West Indies 20.4 6 62 8 Sri Lanka 14/06/2018 Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
74 McGrath, G D Australia 20.3 8 38 8 England 19/06/1997 Lord's
75 Imran Khan Pakistan 20.1 4 60 8 India 23/12/1982 National Stadium
76 Croft, C E H West Indies 18.5 7 29 8 Pakistan 04/03/1977 Queen's Park Oval
77 Hirwani, N D India 18.3 3 61 8 West Indies 11/01/1988 MA Chidambaram Stadium
78 Laver, F Australia 18.2 7 31 8 England 26/07/1909 Old Trafford
79 Taijul Islam* Bangladesh 16.5 7 39 8 Zimbabwe 25/10/2014 Shere Bangla National Stadium
80 Laker, J C England 16.4 4 37 9 Australia 26/07/1956 Old Trafford
81 Barnes, S F England 16.4 4 29 8 South Africa 12/08/1912 Kennington Oval
82 Malcolm, D E England 16.3 2 57 9 South Africa 18/08/1994 Kennington Oval
83 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 16.2 4 46 8 West Indies 22/07/2005 Asgiriya Stadium
84 Fraser, A R C England 16.1 2 53 8 West Indies 05/02/1998 Queen's Park Oval
85 McGrath, G D Australia 16 8 24 8 Pakistan 16/12/2004 WACA Ground
86 Blythe, C England 15.5 1 59 8 South Africa 29/07/1907 Headingley
87 Hirwani, N D India 15.2 3 75 8 West Indies 11/01/1988 MA Chidambaram Stadium
88 Willis, R G D England 15.1 3 43 8 Australia 16/07/1981 Headingley
89 Rhodes, W England 15 0 68 8 Australia 01/01/1904 Melbourne Cricket Ground
90 Briggs, J England 14.2 5 11 8 South Africa 25/03/1889 Newlands
91 Lohmann, G A England 14.2 6 28 9 South Africa 02/03/1896 Old Wanderers
92 Bishoo, D* West Indies 13.5 1 49 8 Pakistan 13/10/2016 Dubai International Cricket Stadium
93 Lohmann, G A England 9.4 5 7 8 South Africa 13/02/1896 St George's Park
94 Broad, S C J* England 9.3 5 15 8 Australia 06/08/2015 Trent Bridge
95 Trueman, F S England 8.4 2 31 8 India 17/07/1952 Old Trafford

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