New Delhi: New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel on Saturday created history by claiming all ten wickets in an innings of a Test match during the second Test against India in Mumbai. With his figures of 10/119 in the first innings of the second Test at Wankhede Stadium, Patel joined the likes of legends Jim Laker of England (1956) and India’s Anil Kumble (1999) to dismiss the entire opposing team single-handedly.Also Read - IND vs SA 3rd ODI: India Look To Avoid Whitewash Against South Africa
Patel picked up six wickets on the first day of the second Test and the remaining four came during the second day’s play. The first man to pick up 10 wickets was Jim Laker vs Australia, followed by Anil Kumble against Pakistan and now Patel joins the elusive list. Also Read - South Africa Fined 20% Match Fees For Slow Over-Rate In Second ODI Against India
Patel bowled 47.5 overs, gave away only 119 runs along with 12 maidens on his way to achieve the historic feat. Also Read - Team India Needs to Figure Out Which Spinners Will Get Them Wickets, Says Harbhajan Singh
Patel, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, looked threatening ever since he was given the ball and at one point during the first day’s play had picked up Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in a matter of 20 balls.
India were bowled out for 325 with Mayank Agarwal (152) scoring almost 50 percent of India’s runs. The ball that got rid of Agarwal was an absolute peach from Patel, who was soon followed by Axar Patel (52) to the pavilion as New Zealand left-arm spinner went through the entire Indian batting line up.
The last man to be dismissed was Mohammed Siraj that helped Patel achieve the rarest of rare feat in the history of Test cricket.