Indian origin left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel who is representing the blackcaps New Zealand broke the back of the Indian team in the ongoing second test. He scripted history and made a massive world record on his name with his heroics with the ball that made him join the elite list that includes veteran Indian spin wizard Anil Kumble.
As a historic moment, Ajaz Patel had claimed all the ten wickets and entered the record books. All the ten wickets fell to him and he emerged as the third spinner to take the ten wickets in a single inning. Before him, Jim Laker of the English team and India's veteran spinner Anil Kumble held the record.
The New Zealand team got a big relief on day one of the second test by taking four wickets including captain King Kohli. Having claimed the four wickets on the first day, Ajaz Patel took forward his spin magic and claimed the remaining six on the second day. He made sure that he took wickets at regular intervals and restricted India to less than 350.
Popular Wankhede stadium became the venue for the historic performance of the New Zealand spinner who gave 119 runs in his spell of 47.5 overs. When the other bowlers failed to create pressure for the Indian players, Patel turned savior for the team.
The spinner also recorded the best performance for a New Zealand bowler by picking all ten wickets. Veteran Kiwi speedster Richard Headley who was widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders of his time was now in second place in terms of New Zealand players who claimed nine wickets by conceding just 52 runs against mighty Australia.
Ajaz Patel would cherish the historic moment forever in his career as he produced world-class bowling at his birthplace. Patel was born in Mumbai and migrated to New Zealand. After migrating to New Zealand, he started playing there and got a call from the team to play the test against his motherland. Wishes are pouring in for the spinner for his spectacular performance with the ball.
New Zealand had started its chase. The blackcaps lost early wickets, thanks to the Indian bowling attack. When other bowlers were maintaining pressure from one side, speedster Mohammed Siraj breathed fire with his bowling attack and lost three wickets by conceding just 19 runs.