India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, on 04th December Ajaz Patel left-arm spinner, created history by taking all 10 wickets in an innings. He became the 3rd bowler after Jim Laker, Anil Kumble to achieve the feat. Ajaz dismissed all the 10 Indian batsmen in the 1st innings at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. He finished with figures of 10/119.
On Day 1 He took 04 wickets including the dismissal of the Indian captain Virat Kohli. Ajaz followed his performance on Day 1 with some great bowling on day 2 to achieve the special record.
Jim Laker was the 1st player on the list to achieve the feat in 1956 playing for England against Australia. He finished with figures of 10-53 at Old Trafford by an innings and 170 runs.
On the other hand, In 1999 Anil Kumble’s came 2nd on the list for the record came against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan in a Test match at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. Chasing 419, Pakistan was bowled out for 207 as Anil bowled and took 10 wickets while conceding in just 74 runs.
List of Players taking 10 wickets in an innings
- Jim Laker (England) vs Australia in 1956-10/53
- Anil Kumble (India) vs Pakistan in 1999-10/74
- Ajaz Patel (New Zealand) vs India in 2021-10/119
10 wickets in an innings – Ajaz Patel
Due to its soil and weather, New Zealand pitches do not offer enough assistance to the spinners. By doing well in the domestic circuit, few of them have made it to the international levels. Ajaz Patel became the 3rd player in the history of test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.
For the New Zealand team, his first appearance in the test format displayed his skills by taking a total of 7 wickets. Patel is expected to grow in international cricket with his ability. Ajaz Patel was born in Mumbai (India) and bought up in New Zealand at the age of eight.