IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel takes 10 wickets in Test innings

Mumbai born New Zealand player- Ajaz Patel has achieved what actually is a dream for any Test bowler- 10 wickets in Test innings.

The left-arm orthodox scalped all ten Indian wickets in the ongoing second Test at Wankhede. With this achievement, he has equalled Indian spinner Anil Kumble’s record.

With this dream spell of 10 wickets, Ajaz Patel has become only the third bowler in 144 years of history of Test cricket to take all the wickets in an innings. Jim Laker and Anil Kumble were the first two to have achieved this feat.

Patel, who had migrated to New Zealand with his parents back in 1996, ended the Indian innings with figures of 47.

5-12-119-10 to equal England great Jim Laker and Indian legend Anil Kumble, who had achieved the rarest of rare feat in Test cricket.

The 33-year-old Patel, who is playing in his 11th Test, had only two five-wicket hauls and a best match haul of seven wickets before Saturday’s feat.

He bowled four separate spells of 24-10-57-4, 5-0-16-0, 6-0-16-2, 12.
5-2-30-4 and got his 10th and final wicket in the form of Mohammed Siraj, who tried a slog and was caught by another player of Indian origin Rachin Ravindra.

Patel got a standing ovation from the Indian team as the umpires handed him the coveted ball while leading his team off the field.

Incidentally, Patel is the second player after Douglas Jardine, who has played against India in his city of birth.


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