Mumbai born Black Caps player Ajaz Patel created history as he became the third bowler in the history of tests to take all 10 wickets. In the Saturday test match against India, where he played for the Black Caps, the left-arm spinner took all 10 wickets to fall in India’s first innings. In the 144 history of test cricket, this feat has been achieved only twice before. He was the first to do it in the first innings of a test.

Jim Laker, for England against Australia in Manchester in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously managed it. Laker took 10-53 while Kumble took 10-74.

Patel took 10-119 at Wankhede Stadium as India were dismissed for 325 after winning the toss and choosing to bat – the best test figures by any New Zealander.

Sir Richard Hadlee’s old mark of 9-52, against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane in 1985, had stood unchallenged for 36 years.

The parents of 33-year-old left-armer Ajaz parents emigrated to New Zealand in 1996.