The destruction of 10 wickets in just 5 overs, the most shocking miracle happened 99 years ago, then no one could do this miracle
Whenever it comes to 10 wickets in an innings in a cricket match, usually the first name of the legendary Indian bowler Anil Kumble is named on the tongue. Especially in the case of Indian cricket lovers, it is natural. Kumble took all 10 wickets in an innings in 1999 at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground against Pakistan. But Kumble was not the first to do so. In international cricket, Jim Laker first did this miracle against Australia in 1956 by Jim Laker of England. But even bigger miracle was done by Jennings Tune in 1922, 99 years ago. 10 wickets in an innings, without giving any runs. Is this really shocking?
Apparently this name is not well known in any cricket world. Despite such a huge record, why is this name not so famous? Why no one heard this name? It is natural to get this question in mind. A record like Sir Don Bradman's Test average and 12 double centuries is famous in the cricket world and is written on the tongue. Then why not take Jennings' tune that way?
10 wickets in 5 overs
The simple answer to this question is that Jennings Tune was not an international cricketer. He was not even a first class cricketer. In fact, Jennings made this record in a local match. On May 6, 1922, in the match of Howden and District League in Yorkshire, England, Jennings did this feat. This match was played between Cliff and Istrington teams and fast bowler Jannings wreaked havoc in his 5 overs only for Cliff. Jannings took all 10 wickets in these 5 overs.
It was a real miracle
Now talk of real records. This was not the first time a bowler had done such an amazing job in a cricket match. For the first time in 1867, A Dartnail took all 10 wickets without giving any runs. This miraculous record was achieved on 9 separate occasions before the Jennings.
But what made Jannings' record the most special was the method of wickets. All the wickets were achieved by the Jennings by bowling the batsmen. In the records recorded in cricket, it never happened that when a bowler bowled out all the batsmen in the same style.
There have been 25 times in cricket history since 1867 when a bowler took all 10 wickets of an innings and gave no runs. Dee Morton did this charisma last time in Australia in 1998–99. But nobody could do that amazing work, which was done by Jannings Tune in 1922.