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