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Ajaz Patel becomes 1st NewZealander to take 10 wickets in an innings


Ajaz Patel becomes the first New Zealand bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test inning.  He became the 3rd bowler in the history of cricket to take all the 10 wickets in an innings. Bowling on a spin assistant pitch after losing the toss, the New Zealand team bowled out India for 325 runs

Anil Kumble was the second bowler to achieve that feat against Pakistan in 1999 in the Kolkata test match at Eden Gardens. Patel bowled 47.5 overs and give away 119 runs He was also able to bowl 12 maidens and didn’t allow the Indian Batsman to score freely.

The first bowler who took all the ten wickets in the second innings was Jim Laker. The English spinner who created the feet in the Ashes against England in 1956.  the off-spinner achieved 10 wickets in the first innings and 9 wickets in the second innings.

India was collapsing on Day 2 when the lower order contributed some crucial runs and stretched the score to 325. For India, Mayank Agrawal was the star batsman who scored 150 runs.

New Zealand has produced some finest spinners in the history of cricket.  Daniel Vettori was by far the most successful New Zealand spinner and was able to take more than 300 wickets at the international level. The left-arm spinner took twenty 10 wicket hauls in his carrier. He retired from the international cricket in 2015.

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