Cricket Records: Bowlers to take 10 wickets in an inning in test cricket

Ajaz Patel becomes the 3rd bowler in Test history after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble pick all 10 wickets in an inning

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New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel on Saturday scripted history and became the third bowler in the history of Test cricket after India's Anil Kumble (1999 against Pakistan) and England's Jim Laker (1956 against Australia) to take all 10 wickets in an innings of a match. The 33-year-old achieved this astonishing feat against India during the second Test of the two-match series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Mumbai-born left-arm spinner Patel's parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996. He picked all the 10 Indian wickets, giving 119 runs in 47.5 overs. Meanwhile, he helped the Black Caps bowl India out for 325 runs in their first innings of the Mumbai Test. This is also the best bowling figure by a visiting spinner in India.

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Meanwhile, India was bowled out for 325 in their first innings. On day 2, India scored 64 runs in the morning session with the loss of two wickets. They added another 40 runs for four wickets after lunch to end their first innings at 325.

Ajaz Patel becomes the 3rd bowler in Test history after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble pick all 10 wickets. Now, let's take a look at the complete list of the three bowlers to take 10 wickets in an inning.

Bowlers to take 10 wickets in an inning in Test cricket :

PLAYER NAME YEAR OPPONENT BOWLING FIGURE
Jim Laker 1956 Australia 10-53
Anil Kumble 1999 Pakistan 10-74
Ajaz Patel 2021 India 10-119

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Englishman Jim Laker took 10-53 vs Australia at Manchester in July 1956. Anil Kumble meanwhile had figures of 10-74 vs Pakistan in Delhi in February 1999. Howver, now its Ajaz Patel, who took 10-119 vs India here at Mumbai in 4th December 2021.

N.B: The stats are accurate as of 04/12/2021.

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