Bowling can turn the charts upside-down without any time, here we are summing up such classical performances, which particularly had bowling dominance in it. To be very exact, we are up with the list of Best Bowling Figures in Test Cricket History.
Muttiah Muralitharan – 9/65
Muralitharan is one of the only two bowlers that has two spectacular bowling stints that deserve their mentions in this list of the top 10 best bowling figures in test cricket history. He took 9 wickets in a test match against England on 27th August 1998 at the Oval. He bowled 54.2 overs while taking 27 overs maiden out of those. Muralitharan gave just 65 runs on that innings with a bowling economy of just 1.19.
Devon Malcolm – 9/57
Former English Pacer and one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Devon Malcolm, represented his national side in 40 test and 10 ODI matches. Besides, he also recorded 8th best bowling figures in test cricket in a match against South Africa. He made that wonder at the Oval on 18th August 1994. He took 9 wickets while giving just 57 runs during that match. Malcolm bowled 16.3 overs and took 2 maiden overs out of those.
Richard Hadlee – 9/52
One of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket, Sir Richard Hadlee, achieved his best bowling figures against Australia on 8th November 1985. Hadlee took 9 wickets for 52 runs Which still 6th best Figure in History of the Format. he bowled 23.4 overs that day while giving just 52 runs. He took 4 maiden overs with an economy rate of 2.19. The audience of Brisbane witnessed a brilliant match that day.
Anil Kumble – 10/74
One of the greatest spin bowlers in Test matches history, Anil Kumble, deserves his mention in this list. He is the only 2nd bowler in the history of the game who took all 10 wickets in an innings of the test match. Kumble Achieved this milestone during one of the greatest sports rivalries against Pakistan on 4th February 1999. He took all the wickets in just 26.3 overs with 9 overs maiden out of them. Kumble gave just 74 runs with an economy of just 2.79 in Delhi that day.
Abdul Qadir – 9/56
Former Pakistani bowling magician Abdul Qadir is the Owner of 7th best bowling figures in test matches history. The googly Master took 9 wickets against England at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. He bowled 37 overs in that match while giving just 56 runs. Abdul took 13 maiden overs and achieved an economy rate of 1.51. That match was played on 25th November 1987.