You have never seen such a competition between the batsmen of a team.
This performance in the game of cricket was historical. (Symbolic picture)
We also know Indian cricket team spinner Anil Kumble for one such achievement among his many achievements which is extremely and extremely difficult to achieve. That achievement is to get the wickets of all ten players of the opposing team in an innings of a test match. Cricket fans will also be aware that before Anil Kumble, this historic achievement was recorded in the name of Jim Laker of England, who had taken all ten wickets in an innings of a Test match. But many people may not know that Laker had achieved this achievement not once but twice.
Once in Old Trafford test and once in first class cricket. In the first class match, he made the pitch the graveyard of batsmen and took all ten wickets of the Australian team. This match was played on today’s day i.e. 16th May. In fact, on 16 May, in a tour match on the same day, playing for Surrey with Jim, all ten wickets of the Australian team had made their names in an innings. He then took 10 wickets for 88 runs. In this match, the Australian team scored 259 runs in the first innings. All the ten Australian players of this innings had taken their prey. In this innings, Jim Laker took 88 wickets in 46 overs and took 10 wickets.
Surrey scored 347 runs in the first innings. In response, Australia’s second innings was reduced to just 107 runs. This time Laker got only two wickets, but Tony Lock showed the path to the pavilion to 7 batsmen. In this way Surrey got the target of 20 runs to win this match, which he achieved without any loss.
In Test cricket, Jim Laker took ten wickets in an innings against Australia in the fourth Test played at Old Trafford of the Ashes series. Interestingly, in the second innings of this match, he showed the path of pavilion to 9 Australian batsmen. That is, in a test, he took a total of 19 wickets out of 20 in his name. Another interesting story is associated with Jim Laker. That is the story of making a total of 12 cricketers in their debut match. In fact, in the year 1948 England and West Indies teams met face to face in the first test of the series. Out of these 12 cricketers who made their debut in this test, 7 players were from West Indies and five from England.
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