Sri Lanka spinner Malinda Pushpakumara claims all 10 wickets in an innings

Malinda Pushpakumara

Malinda Pushpakumara

Malinda Pushpakumara made his worldwide debut in Tests and ODIs in 2017.

Playing for Colombo Cricket Club against Saracens Sports Club, Pushpakumara took all 10 wickets for 37 runs to skittle Saracens out for 113 as they fell well short chasing a 349-run target.

Pushpakumara bowled unchanged for 18.4 overs of which five were maidens.

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has claimed all ten wickets in a first-class innings. He ended with a match haul of 16-110, figures any bowler dreams of.

Malinda Pushpakumara has been a domestic great for Sri Lanka but failed to perform at the global stage. He has amassed a staggering 715 wickets over his 123-match long first-class career at an average just a touch over 19. He began the match on 699 wickets.

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The feat, one of the rarest in cricket, has been achieved only twice in worldwide cricket. While Jim Laker and Anil Kumble managed to do it at the global stage, Zulfiqar Babar achieved it in a similar manner.

His haul is the first 10-for in first-class cricket since 2009, when former Pakistan global Zulfiqar Babar claimed 10-143 for Multan against Islamabad.

Two bowlers have taken all ten in an innings in Test cricket - the England offspinner Jim Laker took 10 for 56 against Australia at Old Trafford in 1956 and the India legspinner Anil Kumble picked up 10 for 74 against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla 43 years later.

Pushpakumara's 10/37 have also become the best figures recorded since 1995, where Naeem Akhtar took 10/28 for Rawalpindi Blues against Peshawar in Pakistan, and the best-ever cemented in the history books by a Sri Lanka player.

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