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5 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings

  • This is an incredible feat for any bowler to achieve regardless of the format and the competition he is playing in.
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Modified 13 Dec 2018, 12:23 IST

3. Mahaboob Alam

Mahaboob Alam was playing in ICC WCL Division 5 match
Mahaboob Alam was playing in ICC WCL Division 5 match

Few would know his name as he is not a player from a Test playing team. Mahaboob Alam is left-arm pacer from Nepal. This man had his name in the Guinness Book of World Record when he became the first player to take 10 wickets in an innings of a limited over format.

He was the first man to do so in an official limited over match. Nepal was playing Mozambique in an ICC World Cricket League Division 5 match in 2008. Nepal batting first scored 238 runs in their stipulated 50 overs.

Mozambique lost half their side at a total of just 9 runs. Nepal wrapped up the match in just 14.5 overs and thus winning the match by a handsome margin of 219 runs. A total of nine ducks were in the scorecard for Mozambique’s batsman. Alam finished with an overall figure of 10/12. 


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Published 13 Dec 2018, 12:23 IST
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