There are many records in international cricket. One of them is taking 10 wickets in one innings.
There are many records in international cricket. One of them is taking 10 wickets in an innings. There are only a few players who have achieved this feat so far. One of them is England off-spinner Jim Laker. He is the best bowler in the world. Against one team.. not one.. he took fifty wickets twice simultaneously. Today 9th February is the birthday of this historical sportsman. Let’s take a look at his records.
Laker achieved this feat at Old Trafford in 1956. This star player has claimed the rare feat of taking 10 wickets in an innings not once but twice against Australia. Laker took 10 wickets in the first innings of a Test match against Surrey against Australia, who came to England that year. After that, he was able to take only two wickets in the second innings. Surrey defeated Australia with his bowling.
Later, Jim Laker scored 90 runs and took 19 wickets in the fourth match of the Ashes series against Australia at the same Old Trafford ground. knocked down He took 10 wickets in the first innings and nine wickets in the second innings. These are the best figures for an England bowler in Tests as well as first-class cricket. After Laker, Indian player Anil Kumble against Pakistan in 1999, New Zealand player Ejaz Patel also achieved 10-wicket feat against Team India in 2021. But they could not break Laker’s record of 19 wickets in a single match.