Wasim Akram’s dubious distinction – has captured ten plus wickets on three occasions in Pakistan’s losing tests

Wasim Akram’s dubious distinction – has captured ten plus wickets on three occasions in Pakistan’s losing tests

Wasim Akram of Pakistan owns the record for witnessing most ten wicket haul in a test going in vain – three. DL Vettori, H Truble, M Muralitharan, Saeed Ajmal, SK Warne and T Richardson are the other bowlers who have witnessed two of their ten plus wickets in a test in losing cause. T Richardson is the only bowler in this list to concede 200 plus runs on both occasions when the test was lost.  The following table lists all such occasions.

No Player Wkts Runs Team Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 Wasim Akram 10 128 Pak NZl Dunedin Feb 1985
2 Wasim Akram 11 160 Pak Aus Melbourne Jan 1990
2 Wasim Akram 11 110 Pak Win St John’s May 2000
               
1 DL Vettori 12 149 NZl Aus Auckland Mar 2000
2 DL Vettori 10 183 NZl Srl Wellington Dec 2006
               
1 H Trumble 12 089 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1896
2 H Trumble 12 173 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1902
               
1 M Muralitharan 11 212 Srl Aus Galle Mar 2004
2 M Muralitharan 10 115 Srl Eng Birmingham May 2006
               
1 Saeed Ajmal 11 111 Pak Win Providence May 2011
2 Saeed Ajmal 10 147 Pak SAF Cape Town Feb 2013
               
1 SK Warne 12 128 Aus SAF Sydney Jan 1994
2 SK Warne 10 162 Aus Eng Birmingham Aug 2005
               
1 T Richardson 13 244 Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
2 T Richardson 10 204 Eng Aus Sydney Feb 1898
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