New Zealand’s Mumbai-born spinner Ajaz Patel has claimed all 10 wickets in the second Test against India, becoming only the third bowler in cricket history to achieve the feat.
Patel, a left-arm spinner, added to his tally of four wickets on the opening day to return figures of 10 for 119 on Saturday as hosts India were all out for 325.
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The 33-year-old Patel, whose parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996, joined England off-spinner Jim Laker (in 1956 against Australia) and India leg-spinner Anil Kumble (in 1999 against Pakistan) in picking up all wickets in an innings.
Ajaz Patel gets 10 wickets, becomes the 3rd player in Tests to get all 10 after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
That historic moment. What a performance😍🔥🔥
— 💙AK #MI 💙 (@ak_sr10) December 4, 2021
Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2021
Patel rattled India in the first session with wickets in successive balls to be on a hat-trick before overnight batsman Mayank Agarwal scored 150 to help India to a challenging total.
He sent back Agarwal, who started the day on 120 with India on 221 for four, to break a 67-run stand involving Axar Patel, who made 52.
The wily spinner soon got Axar leg-before and as teammate Rachin Ravindra held on to a skier from Mohammed Siraj, a jubilant Patel let out of a roar followed by applause not only from the crowd but also the Indian dressing room.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 4, 2021