Die Nieu-Seelandse draaier Ajaz Patel neem alles 10 paaltjies in toets teen Indië

Die Nieu-Seelandse draaier Ajaz Patel het slegs die derde bouler geword wat almal opgeraap het 10 paaltjies in 'n beurt in internasionale krieket, die prestasie teen Indië in die tweede toets in die Wankhede-stadion behaal.

The 33-year-old joined England off-spinner Jim Laker (1956 against Australia) and India leg-spinner Anil Kumble (1999 against Pakistan) in picking up all wickets in an innings. “Welcome to the club Ajaz Patel. Perfect 10. Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on day one and two of a test match,” tweeted spin bowling great Kumble, who took 619 Test wickets for India.

Mumbai-born left-armer Patel, whose parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996, added six wickets to the four he took on the first day on Friday to finish with figures of 10-119. Patel, who started his career as a fast bowler, extracted sharp turn and bounce from the pitch and carried the New Zealand bowling on his shoulders to restrict the hosts’ first innings total to 325.

After picking up the wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin in his first over on Saturday, the stocky spinner returned after the lunch interval to take the remaining four to wrap up India’s innings. As Rachin Ravindra pouched a skier from India’s No 11 batter Mohammed Siraj to confirm the fall of the final wicket, Patel went down on one knee with a clenched fist before being hugged by his teammates. He also received a standing ovation from the Indian team in the dressing room and the sparse crowd at the ground overlooking the Arabian Sea.

While Patel dominated the proceedings with the ball, it was Mayank Agarwal who scored the bulk of the runs for the hosts on the tricky surface. Agarwal reached 150 with a cut shot off Ajaz but was caught behind on the next delivery. All-rounder Axar Patel provided able support with a knock of 52, his maiden test half century.

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