Most Innings with 5 Wickets by a Bowler
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
Inn/5w = Innings per 5-for.
  Name Mat Wkts 5wi Inn/5w
1 M Muralitharan (SL) 133 800 67 3.43
2 SK Warne (Aus) 145 708 37 7.38
3 RJ Hadlee (NZ) 86 431 36 4.17
4 A Kumble (Ind) 132 619 35 6.74
5 HMRKB Herath (SL) 87 406 33 4.79
6 GD McGrath (Aus) 124 563 29 8.38
7 IT Botham (Eng) 102 383 27 6.22
8 R Ashwin (Ind) 55 304 26 3.96
= DW Steyn (SAf) 85 417 26 6.00
10 Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 103 417 25 7.60
= Wasim Akram (Pak) 104 414 25 7.24
= JM Anderson (Eng) 131 514 25 9.84
13 SF Barnes (Eng) 27 189 24 2.08
14 DK Lillee (Aus) 70 355 23 5.74
= Imran Khan (Pak) 88 362 23 6.17
= Kapil Dev (Ind) 131 434 23 9.87
17 MD Marshall (WI) 81 376 22 6.86
= Waqar Younis (Pak) 87 373 22 7.00
= CEL Ambrose (WI) 98 405 22 8.14
= CA Walsh (WI) 132 519 22 11.00
21 CV Grimmett (Aus) 37 216 21 3.19
22 AA Donald (SAf) 72 330 20 6.45
= DL Vettori (NZ) 113 362 20 9.35
24 LR Gibbs (WI) 79 309 18 8.22
= M Ntini (SAf) 101 390 18 10.56
26 Shakib Al Hasan (BD) 51 188 17 5.06
= GP Swann (Eng) 60 255 17 6.41
= FS Trueman (Eng) 67 307 17 7.47
= DL Underwood (Eng) 86 297 17 8.88
30 BS Chandrasekhar (Ind) 58 242 16 6.06
= GD McKenzie (Aus) 60 246 16 7.06
= R Benaud (Aus) 63 248 16 7.25
= RGD Willis (Eng) 90 325 16 10.31
= SM Pollock (SAf) 108 421 16 12.62
35 AV Bedser (Eng) 51 236 15 6.13
= Danish Kaneria (Pak) 61 261 15 7.47
= Abdul Qadir (Pak) 67 236 15 7.40
= SCJ Broad (Eng) 111 393 15 13.60
39 HJ Tayfield (SAf) 37 170 14 4.36
= TM Alderman (Aus) 41 170 14 5.21
= AK Davidson (Aus) 44 186 14 5.86
= BS Bedi (Ind) 67 266 14 8.43
= CJ McDermott (Aus) 71 291 14 8.86
44 Yasir Shah (Pak) 28 165 13 4.15
= Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 34 139 13 4.08
= ARC Fraser (Eng) 46 177 13 6.08
= Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 49 208 13 6.62
= MA Holding (WI) 60 249 13 8.69
= AR Caddick (Eng) 62 234 13 8.08
= CL Cairns (NZ) 62 218 13 8.00


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