Genuine all-rounders are a rare commodity in Test cricket. Managing the workload gets really difficult for all-rounders in the longest version of the game. On quite a few occasions, many have managed to score fifties in the matches where they picked up 10 or more wickets. Till date, only six players have achieved the double of scoring 100-plus runs and claiming 10-plus wickets in a Test match. Two of those six instances came in Women’s cricket and the other four occurred in Men’s cricket. Today we shall be taking a look at cricketers who have taken 10 wickets as well as scored a 100 in the same Test match.
1) Shakib Al Hasan:
Shakib Al Hasan’s feat is impressive, and he is the only player to have done so in the modern era, it came against Zimbabwe in Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the second of the three-match Test series in 2014 by 162 runs, with Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal scoring centuries in the first innings before Al Hasan took a five-for in both.He is one of the most prominent modern-day all-rounders and has proved it countless times. Don’t be surprised if he becomes the first cricketer to achieve this feat twice.
2) Sir Ian Botham:
achieved the feat can say their contribution did more to help their side win. England won the only Test against India in 1980 by 10 wickets as Ian Botham’s bowling and batting carried them home almost single-handedly. Batting first, hosts India notched up 242, and Botham took six wickets. England struggled in the first innings, managing 296 runs, with Botham scoring 114 of those. Not a single other batsman managed to pass the 50-run mark, making his feat all the more remarkable.
3) Imran Khan:
Pakistan sent India to bat after winning the toss and the touring side put on 372 in the first innings, with Imran returning with figures 6/98. The Pakistan innings saw as many as 4 centurions including a scintillating 117 off 121 from Imran. Kapil Dev picked 7 wickets but Pakistan ended up with a massive 652. Imran continued his superb show with a five-wicket haul in the second innings, bundling India for 286 runs, courtesy a century from Gavaskar.Imran picked up 11 wickets and scored 117 in the match and paved the way for a 10 wicket victory for Pakistan.