Recently Ajaz Patel made history by taking 10 wickets in an innings against India in Mumbai. After this remarkable achievement its time to look at some of the best bowling figures by Kiwi bowlers in test matches. So here are the top 5 best bowling figures by New Zealand bowlers.
#5 Neil Wagner
Neil Wagner is New Zealand’s left arm fast bowler and also one of the finest test bowlers in current world cricket. Neil Wagner is at No. 5 in our list for his 7-39 bowling figure against west indies in 2017. His 7 wickets against West indies are 5th best bowling figure by a New Zealand bowler in test matches.
#4 Chris Cairns
Chris Cairns who was former New Zealand right arm fast bowler took 7 wickets against West Indies and gave only 27 runs in 1999. His 7-27 bowling figure against West indies is 4th best by any Kiwi bowler in test cricket history.
#3 Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee was a legend in test cricket history. he was one of the finest test bowlers who ever played the game. Hadlee took 7 wickets against India in 1976 and gave only 23 runs in his spell. His 7-23 bowling figure against India in 1976 is 3rd best by any Kiwi bowler in test cricket.
#2 Richard Hadlee
Richard dale is making his name twice in this list. This time he is making his name for his 9-52 bowling figures against Australia in 1985. His 9 wickets against Australia ain a single test inning is not only the 2nd best bowling figure by a Kiwi bowler in test history but also one of the best bowling figures in test history.
#1 Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel is Indian origin spinner who plays international cricket for New Zealand. Ajaz in second test match of 2021 test series against India at Mumbai Wankhede stadium made history when he became only the third bowler to took 10 wickets in an inning of test match against India at his home town. His 10-119 is the best bowling figure by a Kiwi bowler in test match. Also, his 10-119 bowling figure is third best in test cricket history.