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Best strike-rate for a spinner

July 26, 2005 12:13 IST
Muttiah Muralitharan was the architect of Sri Lanka's massive win over West Indies in the Kandy Test on Monday.

Murali returned the figures of 10 for 83 in the Test.

Stats: Another 10-wicket haul for Murali

Admirably Murali had to send down only 25.3 overs to capture 10 wickets that is a wicket off every 15.30 balls at an average.

Murali's strike rate is the seventh best for a spinner in a Test and best ever for a Sri Lankan bowler (minimum qualification - 10 wickets in the match).

The following table lists the best strike-rates for spinners in a Test:
SR Wkts Balls Runs Bowler For Vs Venue Season
9.00 15 135 28 J Briggs Eng SAf Cape Town 1888-89
10.40 10 104 49 FE Woolley Eng Aus The Oval 1912
12.13 15 182 124 W Rhodes Eng Aus Melbourne 1903-04
12.45 11 137 24 H Ironmonger Aus SAf Melbourne 1931-32
12.69 16 203 136 ND Hirwani Ind WI Madras 1987-88
14.00 12 168 94 Danish Kaneria Pak Ban Multan 2001-02
15.30 10 153 83 M Muralitharan SL WI Kandy 2005
15.40 15 231 99 C Blythe Eng SAf Leeds 1907
15.45 11 170 68 R Peel Eng Aus Manchester 1888
15.54 13 202 77 MA Noble Aus Eng Melbourne 1901-02

Rajneesh Gupta