The three bowlers in Take a look at cricket’s ‘Excellent 10’ membership

MUMBAI: New Zealand’s Mumbai-born spinner Ajaz Patel on Saturday claimed all 10 wickets within the second Take a look at towards India, turning into solely the third bowler in cricket historical past to attain the feat.

AFP sport takes a take a look at all three memorable performances by England’s Jim Laker, India’s Anil Kumble and Ajaz.

Jim Laker (1956 v Australia in Manchester)

The England off-spinner single-handedly led a rout of Australia within the fourth Ashes Take a look at, gained by the hosts by an innings and 170 runs at Previous Trafford.

Laker claimed all 10 Aussie wickets to bowl out the vacationers for 205 whereas following on. He returned figures of 10-53.

He claimed 19 wickets within the match after he took 9 to skittle Australia for 84 in response to the house facet’s 459. The one different wicket went to left-arm spinner Tony Lock.

Don Bradman stated on the time it was a feat unlikely to be equalled.


Bradford-born Laker died on April 23, 1986 aged 64 however his 19-wicket fairytale nonetheless sparkles in cricketing tales.

Anil Kumble (1999 v Pakistan in Delhi)

The legendary Indian leg-spinner turned on the warmth towards arch-rivals Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla to emulate Laker’s feat after greater than 4 many years.

He made an illustrious Pakistan batting order — together with Saeed Anwar, Inzamam Ul Haq and Mohammad Yousuf — look bizarre after the vacationers have been bowled out for 207 whereas chasing 420 on day 4 of the second Take a look at.

He bought Wasim Akram as his final scalp to set off wild celebrations, and clippings of the second are nonetheless proven on TV re-runs in India.

Kumble later referred to as the achievement “one among my most cherished cricketing moments”.

“Jumbo” as he was fondly referred to as, completed his profession as India’s main wicket-taker with 619 scalps.

Ajaz Patel (2021 v India in Mumbai)

The Kiwi spinner is the newest to affix the illustrious ‘Excellent 10’ membership as he bamboozled the Indian batsmen in their very own yard at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

Ajaz, who left Mumbai for New Zealand together with his mother and father in 1996, returned figures of 10-119 to bowl out India for 325 within the first innings.

He took down skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara for geese in a memorable present of bowling that he rated “particular” approaching his dwelling soil.

Kumble welcomed Ajaz to the membership, and the elated 33-year-old later stated he had watched highlights of the Indian spin wizard’s heroics towards Pakistan many instances.

Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “Congratulations #AjazPatel on selecting 10 wickets in an innings in Take a look at cricket. Attaining this uncommon feat at dwelling away from dwelling is really particular.”

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