May 17, 2002

Shoaib's 6-11 amongst most out standing bowling analyses ever

Nicknamed the 'Rawalpindi Express', Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar's remarkable bowling analysis of 6 for 11 in 8.2 overs against New Zealand in the recent Test was 12th most outstanding in Test Cricket to-date.

Below is the list of most outstanding bowling analyses in Test Cricket to date.

Outstanding Bowling Analyses

Bowler O M R W For Against, Venue, Season JC Laker 51.2 23 53 10 Eng Aus, Manchester, 1956 A Kumble 26.3 9 74 10 Ind Pak, Delhi, 1998-99 GA Lohmann 14.2 6 28 9 Eng SA, Johannesburg, 1895-96 JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 Eng Aus, Manchester, 1956 GA Lohmann 9.4 5 7 8 Eng SA, Port Elizabeth, 1895-96 J Briggs 14.2 5 11 8 Eng SA, Cape Town, 1888-89 J Briggs 19.1 11 17 7 Eng SA, Cape Town, 1888-89 MA Noble 7.4 2 17 7 Aus Eng, Melbourne, 1901-02 W Rhodes 11 3 17 7 Eng Aus, Birmingham, 1902 AER Gilligan 6.3 4 7 6 Eng SA, Birmingham, 1924 S Haigh 11.4 6 11 6 Eng SA, Cape Town, 1898-99 Shoaib Akhtar 8.2 4 11 6 Pak NZ, Lahore, 2002 DL Underwood 11.6 7 12 6 Eng NZ, Christchurch, 1970-71 SLV Raju 17.5 13 12 6 Ind SL, Chandigarh, 1990-91 HJ Tayfield 14 7 13 6 SA NZ, Johannesburg, 1953-54 CTB Turner 18 11 15 6 Aus Eng, Sydney, 1886-87 MHN Walker 16 8 15 6 Aus Pak, Sydney, 1972-73 ERH Toshack 2.3 1 2 5 Aus Ind, Brisbane, 1947-48 H Ironmonger 7.2 5 6 5 Aus SA, Melbourne, 1931-32 TBA May 6.5 3 9 5 Aus WI, Adelaide, 1992-93 Pervez Sajjad 12 8 5 4 Pak NZ, Rawalpindi, 1964-65 K Higgs 9 7 5 4 Eng NZ, Christchurch, 1965-66 PH Edmonds 8 6 6 4 Eng Pak, Lord's, 1978 JC White 6.3 2 7 4 Eng Aus, Brisbane, 1928-29 JH Wardle 5 2 7 4 Eng Aus, Manchester, 1953 R Appleyard 6 3 7 4 Eng NZ, Auckland, 1954-55 R Benaud 3.4 3 0 3 Aus Ind, Delhi, 1959-60

Comments