Who Bagged The First Ten-Wicket Haul In A Test Innings

Jim Laker of England became the first Cricketer to bag a ten-wicket haul in a Test Match Innings when he claimed all ten Australian Wickets in the second Aussie innings of a test match (Ashes) played at Old Trafford between 25 - 31 July, 1956.

Laker bowled an incredible 51.2 overs during the innings - which included 23 maidens and gave away just 53 runs while picking up all 10 Aussie wickets.

Interestingly, in the first Aussie innings of the same match he had returned figures of 9 for 37. His overall figures for the match 19 wickets for 90 runs remains unsurpassed even in first class cricket till date.

Laker's dream spell had ensured that the England won by an innings and 170 runs and the Ashes remained with them.

Brief Match Stats: Batting first, England piled up 459 runs on board with Peter Richardson and David Sheppard both scoring fluent centuries.  Australia crumbled for just 84 runs in their first innings with Laker sending home 9 of their batsmen. Following on, Australia battled with determination but Laker had other ideas. This time he send the entire line-up packing and helped England win the test by an innings and 170 runs.