Laker was the first player to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings, ten for 53 in the Australians’ 2nd innings of the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1956 (the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets is Anil Kumble of India in 1999).
4th Test, Australia tour of England at Manchester, Jul 26-Jul 31
Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX (Phone: 0161 282 4000)
Series: Australia tour of England
Toss: England , elected to bat first
Series Result: England led the 5-match series 2-1
Umpires: Frank Lee,Emrys Davies
England 459 (158.3 ov)
Australia 84 & 205 (150.2 ov) (f/o)
RESULT: England won by an innings and 170 runs
The record for the best-ever bowling figures in Tests, set by Late England off-spinner Jim Laker, on July 31,1956 has been unbroken for 61 years.
Laker registered the first ever 10 wicket haul and best bowling figures in a Test innings, taking 10/53 against Australia. His figures of 19/90, recorded in the same match, are the best bowling figures in Test.