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Malinda Pushpakumara takes all ten wickets in an innings

Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has achieved the rare feat of claiming all ten wickets in a first-class match.

Playing for Colombo Cricket Club, the 31-year-old took 10 for 37 to single-handedly bowl Saracens Sports Club out for 113 in the fourth-innings chase of 349 on Sunday. He also picked up a six-for in Saracens' first innings and finished with match figures of 16 for 110.

Pushpakumara's 10/37 have also become the best figures recorded since 1995, where Naeem Akhtar took 10/28 for Rawalpindi Blues against Peshawar in Pakistan, and the best-ever cemented in the history books by a Sri Lanka player.

The last bowler to take all the ten wickets was Pakistan's Test left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar, who took 10/146 for Multan against Islamabad in 2009.

Colombo Cricket Club registered a massive 235 runs victory over Saracens Sports Club.