July 5, 2022

Ajaz Patel creates historical past, picks ten wickets in an innings to enter an elusive membership in Check cricket

New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel entered historical past books after he turned solely the third bowler in Check cricket to say ten wickets in an innings. Born in Mumbai, it was a homecoming of types for the Kiwi bowler as he witnessed probably the most particular days in his worldwide profession at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium in opposition to India. Patel returned with the figures of 10-119, accounting for all of the ten Indian batters within the first innings.

Ajaz’s astounding exploits helped him discover a place within the elusive membership of bowlers to have claimed a ten-wicket haul in a Check inning. He joined the duo of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to change into solely the third bowler in Check cricket historical past to attain this feat. It’s fairly fascinating that no tempo bowler has ever managed to copy this feat as all of the three bowlers within the membership are spinners.

Patel, after claiming 4 wickets on Day 1 of the Check, added six extra scalps to his tally on Day 2. He bowled practically 48 overs with none assist from every other Kiwi bowlers on the sphere. It was courtesy of his efforts that the guests managed to bundle out India for 325 of their first innings. It’s fairly apparent that Ajaz Patel now additionally holds the document for greatest bowling efficiency in an innings for New Zealand. Along with his 10-wicket haul in opposition to India, Patel went previous Richard Hadlee’s tally of 9-52 in opposition to Australia at Brisbane in 1952.

Congratulatory messages pour in from across the globe

As soon as Ajaz Patel managed to seize his tenth wicket, needs started to pour in at varied social media platforms, appreciating the 33-year outdated for his efforts on the sphere. Former Indian captain Anil Kumble congratulated Ajaz on his achievement on Day 1 & 2 on the Check match and welcomed the left-arm spinner to the membership.

Anil Kumble

Brett Lee

Former Australian fast Brett Lee was in all reward of Ajaz Patel after his sensible spell of bowling in Mumbai.

Ravi Shastri

Former India Head Coach realizes the enormity of the achievement in selecting all ten wickets in an innings.

Brendon McCullum

Former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum too could not maintain on to his pleasure as he wrote, “Yaaaas! Ajaz”, on Twitter.

Mitchell McClenaghan

Mitchell McClenaghan is a proud teammate as he congratulates Ajaz Patel on his large day.


It was certainly an unimaginable achievement as even the opposition took discover of this piece of historical past for Patel.