Ajaz Patel matches Kumble, picks 10 wickets


IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker
IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel bags Perfect 10 – Every bowler dreams of cleaning up 10 wickets but in 2438 Test matches so far, only two had done this before the Mumbai Test against New Zealand. But Kiwi spinner with a ‘Perfect 10’ against India on Day 2 of the 2nd Test at the Wankhede Stadium created history. He became only the third player besides Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to achieve that feat. Follow IND vs NZ LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN.

Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel wanted to make his return memorable. But not in his wildest dreams would he have thought of taking all 10 wickets against India. But that wild dream became a reality when Mohammed Siraj fell in the 110th over on Day 2 in India’s first innings to help the Kiwis bowl out the hosts for 325 in their first innings.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker

Ajaz Patel acknowledges the cheers after becoming only the third bowler to take all ten wickets in a Test innings, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Wankhede, 2nd day, December 4, 2021

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The left-arm spinner’s figures are the best by a New Zealand bowler, while he became the third to take ten wickets in an innings after Jim Laker and Indian bowling legend Anil Kumble.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker

“Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on Day1 & 2 of a test match. #INDvzNZ,” tweeted Anil Kumble.

Some 1000 miles away, Anil Kumble achieved the feat in 1999 against Pakistan and Jim Laker in 1956 in Manchester against Australia. The gaps in repeating the feat tell you how difficult it is to take all 10.

His feat was something that even prompted India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to stand up and applaud from India’s dressing room even though he was one of the victims.

The other one to applaud was India coach Rahul Dravid, who witnessed teammate Anil Kumble’s feat in Delhi 22 years ago up close. Incidentally, he is the only player to witness the feat twice — once as a player and now as a coach.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel’s special feat

  • Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler in history to bag all 10 wickets in an innings in Test, joining Jim Laker, Anil Kumble.
  • It was the best bowling figure by a New Zealander.
  • It was the best bowling figure by a New Zealander in India.
  • His feat 0f Perfect 10 is only the second time to happen in India. Anil Kumble bagged 10 wickets against Pakistan in 1999 in Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
  • Patel’s bowling figure was the best by an overseas bowler in India. He surpassed Nathan Lyon of Australia.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Ajaz Patel joins PERFECT 10 Club taking all 10 wickets against India to match Anil Kumble, Jim Laker





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