In cricket, a ten-wicket haul occurs when a bowler takes ten wickets in either a single innings or across both innings of a two-innings match. The phrase ten wickets in a match is also used.
Ten wickets in a single innings
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.
- "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
- "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.
- "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
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- "MOST TEN-WICKETS-IN-A-MATCH IN A CAREER". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
- "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.