Jim Laker becomes the first bowler to pick 10 wickets in a Test innings

By on July 31, 2017
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On this day, Jim Laker became the first bowler to pick 10 wickets in a Test innings in 1956.

It happened on the final day of fourth Test between England Australia at Manchester. Having conceded a lead of 375 runs in the first innings, the visitors forced to follow on and Laker scripted history.

The off-break bowler from Yorkshire, bagged all 10 wickets in the Aussies’ second innings for just 53 runs and handed England a win by an innings and 170 runs.

He was the chief tormentor in the first innings also as he accounted 9 wickets for 37 runs.

Only India’s Anil Kumble had achieved the 10-wicket in an innings feat.

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