Ten-wicket haul

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In cricket, a ten-wicket haul occurs when a bowler takes ten wickets in either a single innings[1][2] or across both innings of a two-innings match.[3][4] The phrase ten wickets in a match is also used.[5]

Taking ten wickets in a match at Lord's earns the bowler a place on the Lord's honours boards.[6]

Ten wickets in a single innings[edit]

Taking all ten wickets in a single innings is rare. It has happened only three times in Test cricket.

Ten wickets across both innings of a match[edit]

Taking ten wickets across both innings of a match is more common, but is still a notable achievement. The bowler to achieve this feat the most in Test cricket was Muttiah Muralitharan, who did so 22 times.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Watch: Every wicket in Ajaz Patel's astonishing, history-making 10-for". Wisden. 4 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021. Ajaz also became the only bowler to snap up a ten wicket-haul in the first innings of a Test
  2. ^ "Now isn't that something?". ESPNcricinfo. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2021. Richard Stokes was taken by his father to the 1956 Ashes Test at Old Trafford, and watched Jim Laker complete his ten-wicket haul.
  3. ^ "T.G. SOUTHEE 10-108 V ENGLAND". Lords.org. Retrieved 20 December 2021. Tim Southee became just the second New Zealander to take a ten-wicket haul at Lord's when he finished their 2013 Test v England with figures of 10-108
  4. ^ "Steyn's ten-wicket-haul decimates Warriors". ESPN. 18 March 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  5. ^ a b "MOST TEN-WICKETS-IN-A-MATCH IN A CAREER". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  6. ^ "About The Honours Boards". Lords.org. Retrieved 20 December 2021. By scoring a century, taking five wickets in an innings or ten wickets in a match, a player ensures that their name is added to one of the famous Honours Boards in the Pavilion.