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 Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Outstanding Performances
Players Taking Most Wickets in Series with  
  Player Country O M R W Avg Best 5w Series
1 Abdul Qadir Pakistan 234.4 68 437 30 14.57 9/56 3 1987-1988 Pakistan v. England
2 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 231.4 109 320 26 12.31 7/46 1 2003-2004 Sri Lanka v. England
3 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 227.4 52 480 26 18.46 7/84 3 2000-2001 Sri Lanka v. South Africa
4 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 217.4 53 536 24 22.33 6/81 3 2001-2002 Sri Lanka v. West Indies
5 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 213.1 50 516 26 19.85 6/71 1 1999-2000 Pakistan v. Sri Lanka
6 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 209.1 37 649 28 23.18 6/59 4 2003-2004 Sri Lanka v. Australia
7 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 203.1 84 294 30 9.80 9/51 2 2001-2002 Sri Lanka v. Zimbabwe
8 Yasir Shah* Pakistan 188.2 40 549 25 21.96 7/94 3 2016-2017 West Indies v. Pakistan
9 Harbhajan Singh India 178.3 44 545 32 17.03 8/84 4 2000-2001 India v. Australia
10 Yasir Shah* Pakistan 176.3 28 464 24 19.33 7/76 3 2015 Sri Lanka v. Pakistan
11 Richardson, T England 175.0 58 439 24 18.29 7/168 4 1896 England v. Australia
12 Hadlee, R J New Zealand 169.3 42 401 33 12.15 9/52 5 1985-1986 Australia v. New Zealand
13 Warne, S K Australia 168.0 37 521 26 20.04 5/43 4 2003-2004 Sri Lanka v. Australia
14 Mendis, B A W* Sri Lanka 163.1 24 478 26 18.38 6/117 2 2008-2009 Sri Lanka v. India
15 Wasim Akram Pakistan 159.4 41 431 25 17.24 7/119 2 1993-1994 New Zealand v. Pakistan
16 Underwood, D L England 150.0 70 220 24 9.17 7/32 3 1969 England v. New Zealand
17 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 147.0 39 353 24 14.71 7/55 1 2011-2012 Pakistan v. England
18 Ashwin, R* India 146.3 28 480 27 17.78 7/59 3 2016-2017 India v. New Zealand
19 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 146.2 35 405 24 16.88 8/70 2 2006 England v. Sri Lanka
20 Herath, H M R K B* Sri Lanka 145.0 41 357 28 12.75 7/64 3 2016 Sri Lanka v. Australia
21 Waqar Younis Pakistan 144.4 50 315 29 10.86 7/76 3 1990-1991 Pakistan v. New Zealand
22 Bedser, A V England 144.2 33 298 24 12.42 7/49 2 1946 England v. India
23 Botham, I T England 142.1 42 337 24 14.04 6/34 3 1978 England v. New Zealand
24 Sidebottom, R J England 141.0 34 410 24 17.08 7/47 3 2007-2008 New Zealand v. England
25 Holding, M A West Indies 140.3 37 344 24 14.33 6/62 4 1981-1982 Australia v. West Indies
26 Vaas, W P U J C Sri Lanka 140.2 32 401 26 15.42 7/71 2 2001-2002 Sri Lanka v. West Indies
27 Llewellyn, C B South Africa 132.4 23 448 25 17.92 6/92 4 1902-1903 South Africa v. Australia
28 Waqar Younis Pakistan 130.4 31 373 27 13.81 7/91 4 1993-1994 Pakistan v. Zimbabwe
29 Warne, S K Australia 124.0 29 342 27 12.67 7/94 2 2002-2003 Pakistan v. Australia
30 Muralitharan, M Sri Lanka 112.5 33 282 26 10.85 6/28 3 2007-2008 Sri Lanka v. Bangladesh
31 Peel, R England 110.0 48 181 24 7.54 7/31 1 1888 England v. Australia
32 Lohmann, G A England 103.4 38 203 35 5.80 9/28 4 1895-1896 South Africa v. England
33 Starc, M A* Australia 103.2 28 364 24 15.17 6/50 3 2016 Sri Lanka v. Australia
34 Blythe, C England 100.3 26 270 26 10.38 8/59 3 1907 England v. South Africa

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