Ajaz Patel takes all TEN wickets in an innings for New Zealand in their series-deciding Test against India, with the spinner becoming just the third bowler in international cricket to achieve the jaw-dropping feat
Ajaz Patel has become just the third bowler in cricket history to take all 10 wickets to fall in a test innings after taking 10-119 for New Zealand against India in Mumbai, the city where he was born.
Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a test innings.
The 33-year-old Patel took four wickets on day one and added another six on day two – two in his first over of the day and another four after lunch, as India was dismissed for 325 in the series-deciding test at Wankhede Stadium.
Ajaz Patel is now the third bowler in cricket history to take all 10 wickets to fall in a test innings
The first test ended in a draw.
Left-armer Patel, whose parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996, added a six-wicket haul to the four he took yesterday to reach his incredible milestone.
The history-matching moment arrived when tailender Mohammed Siraj edged a slog-sweep through to Rachin Ravindra from another of Patel’s searing delivieries.
He also made Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja walk for ducks, and got out Mayank Agarwal after his impressive 150, as well as Axar Patel for 52.
More to follow.