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Ajaz Patel dismissed Mohammed Siraj to complete the Super 10
Ajaz Patel wrote himself into the history books on Saturday (December 4) on Day 2 of the second Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium when he became only the third man in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings. Ajaz finished with figures of 47.5-12-119-10,the third best figures behind Jim Laker (10 for 53) and Anil Kumble (10 for 74).
Here's a quick recap of each of his 10 wickets from our Ball-by-Ball commentary…
1. Shubman Gill c: Ross Taylor b: Ajaz Patel 44 (71)
27.3 Ajaz Patel to Shubman Gill, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Gone very next ball! Blundell will be a relieved man. 80.8kph, tossed up, fuller and around the fourth-fifth stump channel, Shubman Gill is half-forward and pushes at it with hard hands. The ball spins away, catches the outside edge and goes into the bucket hands of Taylor at first slip. Ajaz Patel has been New Zealand's best bowler today and he provides the much-needed breakthrough!
2. Cheteshwar Pujara b: Ajaz Patel 0 (5)
29.2 Ajaz Patel to Pujara, out Bowled!! Five-ball duck for Pujara! Another failure for India's No. 3. Ajaz Patel is pumped up as he's picked two wickets in two overs. Punches the air in delight. Lovely delivery this from the left-armer. Nicely looped up, Pujara comes down the track to flick across the line and his back leg is off ground. The ball dips and spins away to hit the off-stump. Pujara was bamboozled there.
Ajaz Patel reacts after winning an LBW shout against Virat Kohli
3. Virat Kohli lbw: Ajaz Patel 0 (4)
29.6 Ajaz Patel to Kohli, out Lbw!! Kohli has been adjudged lbw and the Indian skipper challenges it. Was there an inside edge? There's a spike on UltraEdge when the ball is close to the bat. Was it bat first or pad first? That's the key here. The TV umpire is having a look at various angles. A fullish ball and Kohli pressed forward to push. The ball might have touched bat and pad at the same time. It's touch and go. “Ball and bat and pad appears to be together. I don't have any conclusive evidence to overturn that,” says the third ump. He asks umpire Anil Chaudhary to stick with the original call and then has a look at the ball-tracking. Three reds on HawkEye! The on-field call stays. Kohli has a word with Nitin Menon before trudging back to the dressing room. A double-wicket maiden for Ajaz Patel! Ducks for Pujara and Kohli. Brilliant stuff from the left-arm spinner.
4. Shreyas Iyer c:Tom Blundell b: Ajaz Patel 18 (41)
47.4Ajaz Patel to Shreyas Iyer, out Caught by Blundell!! Ajaz has his fourth wicket, he's been simply outstanding today – clever changes in line and length, nice variations in pace and it was simply too much for Shreyas – flighted on the leg-stump line and this one straightened a tad, extra bounce also coming into play as an unsure Shreyas pressed half-forward – was playing for the turn, ended up playing outside the line, gets a thick inside edge that lobbed off the pad and it's a simple catch for Blundell, moving forward and past the batter. No doubt about it and Shreyas doesn't even bother to ponder, off he goes.
5. Wriddhiman Saha lbw: Ajaz Patel 27 (62)
71.4Ajaz Patel to W Saha, out Lbw!! Five wickets for Ajaz, he has deserved this haul – pushed trough with the arm, kept coming back with the angle, Saha made room for the cut and is beaten as the ball skidded through, struck low enough and adjacent to off, would have been crashing into the top of off. Has a chat with his partner, but both knew he was caught right in front, decides against a review and walks off. India have lost five and all five have been taken by Ajaz – his 3rd 5-wicket haul in Tests.
R. Ashwin was bowled off the first ball he faced
6. Ravichandran Ashwin b: Ajaz Patel 0(1)
71.5Ajaz Patel to Ashwin, out Bowled!! Ravichandran Ashwin looks shell-shocked, takes him a fair bit of time and some prodding from his partner to walk back. The third umpire is just checking if the ball indeed clipped the off-stump, it did and Ashwin can continue walking to the pavilion. This is some delightful bowling from Ajaz as he bags his sixth – lovely delivery, slowed down the pace, drifted in and just turned enough to beat Ashwin's forward press, flicked the back-thigh and then went on to hit the off-stump. The zing bails light up and Ajaz finds himself on a hat-trick. Ajaz on a roll and so are New Zealand today. So confused was Ashwin that he actually signalled for a caught behind review, didn't realise that he was bowled.
7. Mayank Agarwal c:Tom Blundell b: Ajaz Patel 150 (311)
99.5 Ajaz Patel to Mayank, out Caught by Blundell!! Seventh wicket for Ajaz Patel! A lovely ball to end a superb innings. Drifts in, lands on a length around middle and spins sharply. Mayank stays back in his crease and gets squared up. Tamely sticks his bat out in an attempt to play at it and nicks off to the keeper. He knew he got an edge and walked back. Receives a well-deserved standing ovation.
8. Axar Patel lbw: Ajaz Patel 52 (128)
107.5 Ajaz Patel to Axar, out Lbw!! 82.6kph, in-turner from a length, Axar shoulders arms and allows the ball to hit his pad. The lbw appeal has been struck down by umpire Anil Chaudhary and New Zealand send it upstairs. It's a fair delivery. No shot offered, so the impact doesn't matter. Over to ball-tracking – hitting off. The visitors took their time before challenging it, turns out to be an excellent review. Eighth wicket for Ajaz Patel.
9. Jayant Yadav c:Rachin Ravindra b: Ajaz Patel 12 (31)
109.2 Ajaz Patel to Jayant Yadav, out Caught by Ravindra!! Nine out of nine for Ajaz Patel! tossed up ball at 85.8kph, Jayant Yadav decides to take on long-off. Dances down the track for a loft and the bat turns at the point of impact. Ends up slicing the loft and it's straight down Ravindra's throat at long-off.
10. Mohammed Siraj c: Rachin Ravindra b: Ajaz Patel 4(3)
109.5Ajaz Patel to Siraj, out Caught by Ravindra!! Ten out of ten for Ajaz Patel! He joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble. Take a bow! The Mumbai-born spinner has created history in Wankhede. His team-mates rush in to hug him. Gets a standing ovation from the Wankhede crowd too. This is how he got there – a flighted ball, drifted in and spun away, Siraj shaped up a mighty slog after getting down and the ball ballooned up towards the mid-on region off the top-edge. Ravindra settles under the skier to gobble it up.