It's a day to remember for New Zealand and Ajaz Patel as the bowler becomes the third person in the history of cricket to scalp 10 wickets in an innings.
He is also the first Kiwi bowler to do so.
#10wickets— Sekhar (@SomaSiddhu) December 4, 2021
Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
He becomes the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve this feat.#INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/d82XhBapJQ
Interestingly, Mumbai - the city where Ajaz achieved the feat - is also his birth town. His family lived in Maharashtra before moving to New Zealand and if this isn't a full-circle moment, we don't know what would be.
Here are some reactions to this amazing achievement.
HE'S DONE IT! 💥— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 4, 2021
Ajaz Patel becomes only the THIRD bowler in Test history to take ALL ten wickets in the innings 😮 #INDvNZ
Best Test bowling figures in India:— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 4, 2021
10/74 - Anil Kumble v PAK, 1999
10/119 - Ajaz Patel v IND, 2021
9/69 - Jasu Patel v AUS, 1959
This list now has a Patel who did it in just his 11th Test, and another Patel who did it in just his 5th Test.#INDvNZ
What a feat! A brilliant day for #cricket as Ajaz Patel becomes the third bowler after #JimLaker & #AnilKumble to take all 10 wickets in an innings. #INDvzNZ #10Wickets #INDvsNZ #AjazPatel #testcricket @anilkumble1074 @BLACKCAPS @BCCI @GCAMotera pic.twitter.com/TCLC8ndZUz— Parimal Nathwani (@mpparimal) December 4, 2021
First to *ALL* 10 Wickets away from home— Bhavesh Alur (@alur_bhavesh) December 4, 2021
Just the 3rd overall in Test Cricket history of 135 years
He is up there and will be considered a legend#CongratulationsAjaz #10wickets #INDvsNZTestSeries https://t.co/8RSR5RrXSm
This is the first innings of the second Test between India and New Zealand. The first Test, played in Kanpur, ended in a tie.
What a series this is turning out to be.