New Delhi: Ajaz Patel, New Zealand’s left-arm spinner, became the third bowler in Test history to take all 10 wickets in an innings. India folded for 325 during the second session on day two of the second Test against the Black Caps in Mumbai on Friday.
Resuming the day at 221 for four, 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. India lost Wrridhiman Saha (27) and Ravichandran Ashwin off successive balls early in the morning session before Mayank Agarwal (150) and Axar Patel (52) took the score past 300-run mark.
Ajaz Patel 3rd In 144-year Test History After Laker And Kumble
The Mumbai-born left-arm spinner entered the record books as he became only the third bowler in the 144-year-old history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings on the second day of the second match against India here.
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.
India 1st innings: 325 all out in 109.5 overs (Mayank Agarwal 150, Axar Patel 52, Shubman Gill 44; Ajaz Patel 10/119).
(With PTI Inputs)