NZ spinner Ajaz Patel takes all 10 India wickets vs India

By Associated Press 04 December 2021, 12:00AM

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ajaz Patel has become just the third bowler in cricket history to take all 10 wickets in a test innings after taking 10-119 for New Zealand against India in Mumbai, the city where he was born.

Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a test innings.

The 33-year-old Patel took four wickets on day one and added another six on day two — two in his first over of the day and another four after lunch, as India was dismissed for 325 in the series-deciding test at Wankhede Stadium.

Patel is playing in his 11th test. In his previous 10, he had taken just 29 wickets across 18 innings, but now has 39 in 19.

“Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled!" Kumble said in a tweet.

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By Associated Press 04 December 2021, 12:00AM
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