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Stuart Broad recently equalled the English record for most six-wickets haul in Test cricket with 12, equalled with the great Sydney Barnes. Today, we look at the top five bowlers in the list who took most six-wickets haul in Test cricket.

1. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 30

Muttiah Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket’s history with 800 wickets. In fact, he is the only one of the two bowlers to take over 1,000 wickets in international cricket with 1,347.

The Sri Lankan legend took 30 six-wicket hauls in Test cricket and is easily the highest in the list, with next best coming with 19 by Anil Kumble and Shane Warne.

Take a look at his best bowling figures in Test cricket.

2. Anil Kumble (Anil Kumble) – 19

India’s greatest bowler in their history, Anil Kumble took joint 19 six-wicket hauls in Test cricket career. He is the only one of the two bowlers in the history of Test cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings.

He achieve this magnificent feat against Pakistan. Take a look.

3. Shane Warne (Australia) – 19

Jointly taken with Anil Kumble, the Australian legend and second-highest wicket-taker in Test history Shane Warne took 19 six-wicket hauls.

He took his best bowling figures of 8-71 against England. Take a look as he destroys England.

4. Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) – 18

After Muralitharan retired, Rangana Herath took over the off-spinning legend and became the leader of the attack. He is fourth in the list of most six-wicket hauls in Test.

Ranaga Herath took 9-127 against Pakistan. Watch below.

5. Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) – 16

New Zealand great, Sir Richard Hadlee was one of the greatest New Zealand players. He took 16 six-wicket hauls in his Test career and one of them came against Australia, where he took 9-52. Interestingly, he took the catch of the last man, denying himself to become the third-ever player to take all 10 wickets in an innings.

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