Continued from: https://abn397.wordpress.com/2021/09/24/kings-of-the-fourth-innings-chase-revised-sep-2021-pt-1/
We now look at the bowlers who have been most successful in winning matches in the fourth innings.
Most wickets (35 and above):
Warne leads with 103, followed by late developer Herath and McGrath.
Herath has the most five-fors (11) followed by Muralitharan (7)
Current players are headed by Lyon (68 wickets), Broad and Ashwin.
The most wickets by Indian players are by Ashwin (65), Kumble (51) and Ishant Sharma (45).
Best innings bowling (including all 8wi and above):
The best here is 10-74 by Kumble. (Laker’s 10-wicket haul was in the third innings). Then there is 9-86 by Sarfraz Nawaz which included a spell of 7-1.
The best innings figures in recent times include 8-60 by RL Chase in 2019 and 8-63 by R Herath in 2016.
India is represented by Kumble and debutant Hirwani. (Another famous debutant Bob Massie had bowled in the third innings).
Finally we look at career figures for bowling in the fourth innings of wins:
Best bowling averages in wins in the 4th innings (Minimum 1500 balls bowled):
These are all the 25 bowlers who crossed the cutoff of 1500 balls bowled.
McGrath leads here with 14.24, followed by Herath, Ashwin and Kumble.
The best by current players are Ashwin (16.03), MM Ali, Starc , Ishant Sharma, Broad, Anderson and a few more with 1500+ balls bowled.
The best averages for India are by Ashwin, Kumble, Ishant Sharma, Jadeja and Harbhajan.
The best economy rates are by Illingworth (1.70) and Jadeja
The best strike rates are by Waqar Younis and MM Ali (32.9 with Waqar slightly ahead).