December 4, 2021 2:01:37 pm
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings in international cricket, achieving the feat against India in the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium.
Only the third bowler to claim all 10 wickets in an innings in the history of Test cricket 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) December 4, 2021
Mumbai-born left-armer Ajaz, whose parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996, added six wickets to the four he took on the first day on Friday to finish with figures of 10-119.
— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) December 4, 2021
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.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 4, 2021
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) December 4, 2021
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.
Mohammed Siraj, who tried a slog and was caught by another player of Indian origin Rachin Ravindra.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 4, 2021
Patel got a standing ovation from the Indian team as the umpires handed him the coveted ball while leading his team off the field.
— Jason Pine (@pineynz) December 4, 2021
Incidentally, Patel is the second player after Douglas Jardine, who has played against India in his city of birth.