Some Cricket Oddities – Bowlers returning with figures of “5 for 55″, 6 for 66″ and 7 for 77” in Test innings.

MA Starc of Australia returned with figures of 6 for 66 in Pakistan’s first innings in the ongoing Test at Adelaide to provide the eighth occasion of a bowler returning with figures of “Six for Sixty Six” in an innings in the annals of Test Cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

Test Cricket has witnessed one occasion of a bowler capturing “Seven for Seventy Seven” and 22 occasions of bowlers capturing “Five for Fifty-five”. All such occasions are tabulated. There are no occasions of a bowler’s “Eight for Eighty-Eight” and “Nine for Ninty Nine” witnessed in the annals of Test cricket.

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Danish Kaneria 19.4 4 77 7 3 Pak Ban Dhaka 09 Jan 2002
                     
No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Fazal Mahmood 27.0 10 66 6 4 Pak Win Dhaka 06 Mar 1959
2 DK Lillee 30.0 8 66 6 3 Aus Eng Manchester 08 Jun 1972
3 DL Underwood 32.5 13 66 6 3 Eng Aus Manchester 07 Jul 1977
4 RJ Ratnayake 19.4 2 66 6 1 Srl Aus Hobart 16 Dec 1989
5 BA Reid 26.2 7 66 6 1 Aus Ind Melbourne 26 Dec 1991
6 KCG Benjamin 24.0 7 66 6 1 Win Eng Kingston 19 Feb 1994
7 M Ntini 31.4 12 66 6 3 SAF NZl Bloemfontein 17 Nov 2000
8 MA Starc 25.0 6 66 6 2 Aus Pak Adelaide 29 Nov 2019
                     
No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WJ Whitty 34.0 12 55 5 2 Aus SAF Manchester 27 May 1912
2 MS Nichols 23.5 7 55 5 3 Eng Ind Mumbai 15 Dec 1933
3 WE Bowes 11.3 3 55 5 3 Eng Aus The Oval 18 Aug 1934
4 HHH Johnson 31.0 11 55 5 3 Win Eng Kingston 27 Mar 1948
5 JM Patel 25.4 7 55 5 4 Ind Aus Kanpur 19 Dec 1959
6 N Gifford 29.0 9 55 5 3 Eng Pak Karachi 24 Mar 1973
7 BL Cairns 33.1 11 55 5 1 NZl Ind Chennai 26 Nov 1976
8 BS Bedi 13.7×8 3 55 5 1 Ind Aus Brisbane 02 Dec 1977
9 Sikander Bakht 22.1 5 55 5 1 Pak Ind Mumbai 16 Dec 1979
10 J Garner 23.5 7 55 5 3 Win Eng Birmingham 14 Jun 1984
11 C Sharma 13.1 2 55 5 2 Ind Win Delhi 25 Nov 1987
12 GR Dilley 23.0 6 55 5 1 Eng Win Lord’s 16 Jun 1988
13 AA Donald 27.0 11 55 5 1 SAF Ind Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 1992
14 Wasim Akram 20.0 3 55 5 2 Pak Srl Peshawar 08 Sep 1995
15 CEL Ambrose 24.5 7 55 5 1 Win Aus Melbourne 26 Dec 1996
16 GD McGrath 17.0 1 55 5 3 Aus Ind Sydney 02 Jan 2000
17 CR Miller 18.0 5 55 5 4 Aus NZl Auckland 11 Mar 2000
18 CS Martin 20.0 6 55 5 2 NZl SAF Wellington 26 Mar 2004
19 SR Clark 17.0 3 55 5 1 Aus SAF Cape Town 16 Mar 2006
20 TG Southee 23.1 8 55 5 1 NZl Eng Napier 22 Mar 2008
21 DJG Sammy 16.0 1 55 5 4 Win Ban St George’s 17 Jul 2009
22 Rashid Khan 19.5 3 55 5 2 Afg Ban Chattogram 05 Sep 2019
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