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Laker and Kumble took all 10 wickets in an innings in tests

There are only two instances in test cricket history where a bowler has taken all 10 wickets in an innings.

The first instance of a bowler taking all ten wickets in an innings was in 1956, when off-spinner Jim Laker bagged all 10 wickets for only 53 runs in the second innings for England against Australia at Old Trafford, Manchester, He had taken nine wickets for 37 runs in the first innings giving him an incredible bowling feat of 19 wickets for 90 runs in a Test.

10 for 53 is the best bowling spell in an innings in test history and 19 for 90 is the best match bag in a Test. No one else has taken more than 17 wickets in a first class match. It is really an amazing analysis.

After 43 years (1999) Indian master leg-spinner Anil Kumble took all ten wickets (10 for 74) in the second innings against Pakistan at Ferozh Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, Kumble's analysis of 26.3-9-74-10 is the second best bowling in an innings of All time. Kumble took 4 for 75 in the first innings to have a match bag of 14 wickets for 149 runs twentieth in the all time list.

Jim Laker: James Charles Laker was Born on February 9,1922 in Bradford, Yorkshire. An elegant off-spinner with sharp spin, great accuracy and an easy action.

Within two years of his first-class debut (1945) for Surrey he was playing for England. In 1947 he toured West Indies playing in his first test in Barbados and took 7 for 103.

In the Test trial at Bradford in 1950 he took 8 wickets for 2 runs. After that 10 for 119 against South Africa at The Oval. In 1956, he took 46 wickets in one series against Australia (average 9.60).

In his first-class career he played for Surrey (1946-59), Essex (1962-64) and Auckland (1951-52) and bagged 1944 wickets at an average of 18.41. He took 100 wickets in a season eleven times.

Jim Laker played 46 Tests (1947-59) for England and bagged 193 wickets (average 21.24). After serving as a commentator and journalist he died in 1986.

Anil Kuble: Born on October 17, 1970 in Bangalore. A leg-break and googly blower. One of the most effective bowlers in limited over internationals as well as Test cricket.

He is the highest wicket taker for India. Played 132 test and took 619 wickets (Avg. 29.65). He played 271 ODI's and bagged 337 wickets (Avg.30.89).

When making his Debut for Test and ODI, he was a 20 year old student from Bangalore. Now he is an engineering graduate. Played for Northamptonshire in 1995 and took 105 wickets that season at an Average on 20.32 and 'Wisden' 1996 chose him as one of the five 'Cricketers of the year".

Toured Australia in 2003-04 bagging 24 wickets in three Tests. In 2007 he served his first Test century in his 118th Test at the Oval.

In December 2001 in his home town of Bangalore he became the first Indian spinner to take 300 Test wickets. In 2004 he reached 400 wickets and in March 2006 he took his 500th Test wicket. He retired from Test and ODI cricket recently.

Best bowling in an innings - (Tests)

10-53 J.C. Laker England Vs Australia at Manchester - 1956.

10-74 A. Kumbel India Vs Pakistan at Delhi - 1999

9-28 G.A. Lohmann England Vs South Africa at Johannesberg 1895-96.

9-37 J.C. Laker England Vs Australia at Manchester - 1956.

9-51 M. Muralitharan Sri Lanka Vs. Zimbabwe at Kandy - 2001-02



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