Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel on Saturday scripted history at the Wankhede Stadium by becoming only the third cricketer to claim 10 wickets in a single innings of a Test match after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
The left-arm spinner achieved the feat during the second Test of the series against India in Mumbai. Patel walked off to a standing ovation at the Wankhede Stadium as he became the first New Zealand bowler to take all 10 wickets in Test innings.
Patel bowled 47.5 overs, conceding 119 runs for his ten wickets in the first innings of the Mumbai Test. The left-armer had finished with four wickets on the first Day of the Test and continued on his splendid run in the morning session of Day 2.
From the 85th over of the Indian innings, Ajaz Patel bowled a marathon spell till the side was bowled out on 325 during which he took three wickets including that of centurion Mayank Agarwal, who scored a gritty 150.
India’s Anil Kumble was the last bowler to take a 10-wicket haul. He achieved the feat during a Test in Delhi against Pakistan in 1999.
Earlier on Day 1, Ajaz quickly stumped Shubman Gill (44), Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli (both on 0). In the morning session, took the wickets of Saha (27) and Ashwin (0), before wrapping up the Indian tail after Lunch. With the final dismissal of Mohammed Siraj, Ajaz joined the elite club featuring Laker and Kumble.