In Mayabhumi, Ejaz Patel took 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs.
New Zealand ‘Mumbaikar’ spinner Ejaz Patel has set a new record at the Wankhede ground. In the second Test against India, Ejaz took 10 wickets in an innings to become a veteran spinner Anil KumbleHas found a place in the ranks of. Ejaz became the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 10 wickets in an innings. Ejaz took the 10th wicket as India’s Mohammad Siraj and his name was hailed at the Wankhede ground.
Apart from Kumble and Ejaz, the record was first set by Jim Laker of England. The spin bowlers have managed to take 10 wickets in a Test innings. But this is the first time a bowler has done this feat outside the home. Earlier, Kumble and Laker had done this at home.
In 1956, England’s Laker (51.2-23-53-10) took 10 wickets against Australia at Old Trafford and in 1999, Kumble (26.3-9-74-10) took 10 wickets against Pakistan. Ejaz managed to get 10 victims abroad. Richard Headley has taken the most 9 wickets from New Zealand so far. He also broke this record. Ejaz is a Mumbaikar by birth.
India’s first innings and Ejaz’s spin!
India’s openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal got off to a strong start. Both of them scored 80 runs for the first wicket. New Zealand spinner Ejaz Patel dismissed Gill to give India their first blow. Gill scored 44 runs with 7 fours and a six. After that, India had two more shocks till tea. Veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli were bowled out for zero by Ejaz. After that Mumbai batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Mayank fought for the fort. These two led the team to one and a half hundred runs. Mayank, meanwhile, completed his half-century. Ejaz broke the partnership by bowling again. He caught Shreyas (18) off the wicket. Mayank then increased the score with Wriddhiman Saha. Mayank completed his century in the last session of the day. Mayank-Saha formed a half-century partnership to take the team’s score to 200. On the second day too, Ejaz got off to a strong start, beating Wriddhiman Saha (27) and then Ravichandran Ashwin (0). After the return of six batsmen, Akshar Patel formed a half-century partnership with Mayank. After lunch, Ejaz gave India two more blows. He scored his eighth wicket by knocking out Mayank and then Akshar. Mayank hit 150 off 17 fours and four sixes while Akshar hit 52 off five fours and a six. After that, Ejaz overcame the obstacles of Jayant Yadav and Mohammad Siraj and took a record 10 wickets. India’s first innings totaled 325 runs. Ejaz Patel took 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs.