Most 5 wicket hauls in Test Cricket

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Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is the bowler with most 5 wicket hauls in the history of Test Cricket (Image - Getty Images)
Sri Lanka's legendary spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan, holds the record for the most 5 wicket hauls in the history of the test cricket
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In the first Test against West Indies in Dominica on Wednesday, Ravichandran Ashwin made another historical record as he became the bowler with the most 5 wicket hauls in Test Cricket among the active players. In the second inning, he took another five-for to extend his tally. He has now got 34 of those in his career. Ashwin can get past Sri Lanka legendary bowler Rangana Herath with 1 more haul but for now, he is in sixth position of the list with the same number as him. Among the active players, he got past James Anderson who has taken 32 hauls. Not surprisingly, Sri Lanka’s all-time greatest spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record of getting the most 5 wicket hauls in the history of test cricket. So, now let’s have a look at the top 10 bowlers with the most number of five-wicket hauls in test cricket.

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Most 5 wicket hauls in Test Cricket:

PlayerSpanMatInnsMdnsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEcon4510
M Muralidaran (SL)1992-20101332301794181808009/5116/22022.722.47456722
SK Warne (AUS)1992-20071452731761179957088/7112/12825.412.65483710
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)1973-19908615080996114319/5215/12322.292.6325369
A Kumble (IND)1990-200813223615761835561910/7414/14929.652.6931358
HMRKB Herath (SL)1999-201893170814121574339/12714/18428.072.8020349
R Ashwin (IND)2011-202393*175852114044797/5913/14023.802.7624337
JM Anderson (ENG)2003-20231813371678180336887/4211/7126.212.7932323
GD McGrath (AUS)1993-20071242431470121865638/2410/2721.642.4928293
IT Botham (ENG)1977-1992102168788108783838/3413/10628.402.9917274
DW Steyn (SA)2004-201993171660100774397/5111/6022.953.2427265

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