This Kiwi spinner makes history by dismissing 10 Indian batters in an innings
The Mumbai-born Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel took all the 10 wickets against India in the 2nd test match. Ajaz Patel became the third bowler in cricketing history to achieve this feat on the 4th of December. The left-arm spinner ended his 47-over spell with 10 wickets while giving away only 119 runs.
It is pertinent to know that Jim Laker in 1956 became the first cricketer to claim 10-wickets in an innings. While in 1999, India’s leg-spinner Anil Kumble became the 2nd player to take 10 wickets, and that was against Pakistan at the historic Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi. On the 4th of December at Wankhede Stadium, Ajaz Patel took a 10-wicket haul to bowl India out at 325.
Ajaz Patel, during the second test match against India, took four wickets on day one while returning on day 2 to take 6 more and creating history in the process. His bowling figures of 10/119 are also the best figures by a New Zealand bowler in a Test innings against India. However, in their 1st innings, New Zealand couldn’t get two triple figures as they were bowled out on 62.