New Zealand's Ajaz Patel picked up 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match against India in early December, including all 10 in the first innings to become only the third player in Test history, to achieve the remarkable milestone.
Ajaz Patel picked up all 10 wickets in a Test innings against India in the month of December and became only the third player in the format to reach the milestone following Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
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Ajaz Patel became the third bowler in the world to take all the 10 wickets in a Test innings after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble. Ajaz achieved the feat in his 11th Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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Ajaz Patel recorded match bowling figures of 14 for 225 in the Mumbai Test, overtaking Ian Botham for the best figures in a Test match against India. Ian Botham registered 13 for 106 match figures in Mumbai in the 1979-80 series.
Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets as India inched closer to a big win against New Zealand in the second Test. At the close of play on Day 3, the Kiwis were 140/5, still needing 400 runs. India declared their second innings at 276/7.
Anil Kumble, who's the second bowler to claim cricket's own 'perfect 10' against Pakistan in 1999, was among the first to congratulate Ajaz Patel. The New Zealand spinner took all ten Indian wickets in the first innings of the second Test.
At the close of play on Day 2 of the second Test, India were 69 for no loss in their second innings with Virat Kohli deciding against enforcing the follow-on in second and final Test. New Zealand were dismissed for 62.
Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler to take all the 10 wickets in an international Test match. Jim Laker (10/53) achieved the feat against Australia while Anil Kumble's (10/76) milestone came against Pakistan.
India reached 221/4 against New Zealand at the end of curtailed opening day's play in the second Test. At stumps, Mayank Agarwal and Wriddhiman Saha were batting on 120 and 25 respectively.
New Zealand spinner Ajax Patel admitted that they were guilty of not bowling tight against India in the first Test in Kanpur. In comparison to Indian tweakers' 17 wickets, their Kiwi counterparts could manage just thee in the first Test.
New Zealand's last pair, Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel, literally blocked 52 balls for 10 runs to deny India a win in the first Test at Green Park, Kanpur on Sunday (November 29).
The last time New Zealand played in Kanpur in 2016, India hammered the Kiwis by 197 runs with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin taking a fifer each.
According to Gary Stead, the traditional way of playing four seamers and one part-time spinner won’t help at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. The first Test begins on Thursday.
Ajaz Patel, who was born in Mumbai, migrated to New Zealand at the age of eight. The 33-year-old off-spinner will play a crucial role in New Zealand's two-match Test series against India starting on Thursday.
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