Ajaz Patel 10 Wickets in a Test Inning: Black Cap New Zealand Left-Arm Spin bowler Ajaz Patel became the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings. Patel achieved the milestone against India in the ongoing bilateral test series at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Ajaz Patel became the third bowler to take 10 wickets in the history of test cricket after Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble and English spinner Jim Laker.
A fine display of bowling by a talented and versatile Left-Arm spinner, Patel’s efforts were highly acknowledged by the commentators, team management, and the opponent contingent. Ajaz Patel truly put up a commendable performance to put the visitors in command. A historical achievement by the Black Cap, Ajaz Patel starred in the bowling lineup through a deviating and rough pitch at Mumbai.
Captain Virat Kohli was back on the Indian side for the second and final test of the series. Through a clinical performance in the first test, New Zealand held India for a draw in Kanpur. Winning the toss, Kohli elected to bat first on damp outfield conditions. With a pitch that swung less and turned more, Patel came into the bowl after an impressive spell by Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson. The rest was history.
Ajaz Patel bowled a total of 47.5 overs in five different spells alongside Southee, Jamieson, Ravindra, and Mitchell. Patel conceded 119 runs to claim his historical set of 10 wickets at an economy of 2.49. Patel chipped in wickets at regular wickets and did not let the Indian batsmen set a big stand partnership.
Patel’s prominent wickets included captain Virat Kohli for an LBW and centurion Agarwal for a caught at slips. Patel successfully bowled out Pujara and Ashwin whereas claimed a leg before Saha and Axar Patel. He had a sharp spin of the surface and took perfect advantage of the conditions to create history and pick up 10 wickets at a standalone situation for New Zealand.
About Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel is an exceptional Left-Arm spinner from the New Zealand national cricket team who has represented the national side in all three formats of the game. Patel plays for Central Districts in the domestic circuit. He recently made his debut for the test team and has played 10 matches to and claimed 29 wickets at a brilliant average of 32.28. He has played 7 T-20 Internationals and 99 domestic games.
Heartiest congratulations and tribute to Ajaz Patel to become only the third bowler to claim 10 wickets in the history of test cricket.
Twitter Reactions After Ajaz Patel Bags 10 Wickets in an Inning
What An scorecard for the Azaz Patel. pic.twitter.com/ijfpzjl2U4
— M.Vikrmaditya M. (@Iam_RitteR) December 4, 2021
— IndiaTVSports (@IndiaTVSports) December 4, 2021
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 4, 2021
This will be remembered forever
47.5-12-119-10 simply outstanding..Let me stand and clap 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/T3IZYYn8NZ
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2021
One of the toughest things to do in the game of cricket. To have an entire team in your kitty in an innings is too good to be true. Simply unreal. Well done young man – Ajaz Patel #INDvzNZ #AjazPatel pic.twitter.com/M81eUeSrX4
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 4, 2021
One of the most difficult things to achieve in the game. 10 wickets in an innings. A day to remember for the rest of your life, #AjazPatel . Born in Mumbai, creating history in Mumbai.
Congratulations on the historic achievement. pic.twitter.com/hdOe67COdK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2021
🔟 WICKETS IN AN INNINGS!
What an achievement for Ajaz Patel! 👏👏👏
The New Zealand spinner is the third bowler in Test history to take 10 wickets in an innings, after Anil Kumble and Jim Laker 👌
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 4, 2021
— Jason Pine (@pineynz) December 4, 2021
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— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) December 4, 2021