IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel ended with 14 wickets in each innings vs India.© AFP
After turning into solely the third participant within the historical past of Test cricket to assert all 10 wickets in an innings, Ajaz Patel continued his spectacular displaying on Day three of the second Test match in opposition to India in Mumbai. Patel dismissed 4 Indian batters within the second innings as he ended with match figures of 14 wickets for 225 runs. The astonishing figures surpassed English pacer Ian Botham’s file of selecting up probably the most wickets in opposition to India in a Test match. Botham led the checklist with match figures of 13 wickets for 106 runs, which he claimed in 1980. Ajaz Patel’s left-arm off-spin bamboozled the Indian batters who failed to select his intelligent modifications of tempo.
The Mumbai-born spinner overcame the likes of Australia’s Steve O’Keefe who had registered figures of 12-70 in a Test in 2021.
Pakistan’s Fazal Mahmood, pacer Andy Roberts, Alan Davidson, Bruce Reid, Allan Donald, Geoff DyMock made up the remainder of the checklist who all claimed 12 wickets in a Test vs India on separate events.
Ajaz now sits on the prime of the tree after a panoramic efficiency within the second Test.
On Day 2, Ajaz adopted within the footsteps of Jim Laker’s 10 wickets within the 1956 Ashes Test vs Australia and Anil Kumble’s distinctive feat of a 10 wicket-haul in opposition to Pakistan in Delhi in 1999.
Apart from Ajaz, Rachin Ravindra took three wickets as Virat Kohli declared the Indian innings at 276 for the lack of seven wickets. Mayank Agarwal once more showcased his class on the prime of the innings as he completed because the top-scorer with a superb knock of 62 runs.
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