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New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel 3rd Bowler To Take 10 Wickets In An Innings In Test Cricket History.

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel achieved the rarest of rare feats in International cricket.  Patel took all 10 wickets to fall in India’s first innings in Mumbai, on day 2 of the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium. He became only the third player in the history of Test cricket to do so on Saturday. He joined England’s Jim Laker and former Indian captain Anil Kumble to dismiss 10 opposition players in an innings. Ajaz continued his fine bowling performance from Day 1 where he claimed four wickets. On the morning of the second day of the ongoing Test against India, he once again tormented the Indian batters and spun a web around them to take the remaining six wickets. 

Ajaz Patel  ended with figures of 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs 

Ajaz ended with figures of 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs. The fall of the 10th wicket will forever be etched in the minds of the New Zealand players with Mohammed Siraj skying the ball only to be caught at mid-on. The Indian team was all out for 325 runs in the first innings with Mayank Agarwal ending as the top scorer with 150 runs. Axar Patel also managed to score a fighting half-century, his maiden in international cricket. 

Jim Laker had picked up all ten in the second innings of the 4th Test match against Australia in 1956 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. Jim had in fact picked up 19 wickets in the match, as he had ended the first innings with figures of 9/37 and the second with 10/53. Anil Kumble’s all 10 came in the memorable second Test match against Pakistan. He took all the wickets in New Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. He finished with figures of 10/74 in the second innings, having picked 4 wickets in the first. Patel’s effort at the Wankhede Stadium has gone down as the third-best bowling figure in an innings in Test cricket as he returned with figures of 10/119 

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