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

See also: Category:Cricketers who have taken ten wickets in an innings

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

The only players to achieve this feat are Jim Laker of England, Anil Kumble of India, and Ajaz Patel of New Zealand.

Ten wickets across both innings of a match

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


  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". Lord's. 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. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. 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". 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.