Shahid Mahmood has taken all 10 wickets in an innings of a first-class match? There have been three, with slow-medium left-arm bowler Shahid Mahmood becoming the first one to do so when he took 10-58 in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Championship match for Karachi Whites against Khairpur at the National Stadium in Karachi back in 1969-70.
The Lucknow-born Shahid Mahmood, 30 years old in 1969, had played in a solitary Test match for Pakistan seven years earlier — the fourth match against England in a five-Test series, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in July 1962. He was, in fact, a left-handed opening batsman and all-rounder who had figures of 6-1-23-0 in England’s innings of 428 for five declared. Opening the batting with Hanif Mohammad (0), Shahid lasted 37 minutes for a score of 16 with two boundaries.
He was sent in at number seven in the second innings, in which his contribution was nine runs in 33 minutes with one four. The rain-hit match ended in a draw, but Pakistan lost all the other four Tests and Shahid was never picked for a Pakistan squad again. The 1969-70 seasons proved to be Shahid’s last before he decided to concentrate on his career outside cricket and later migrated for good to the United States.
His last match in a first-class career was for the President’s XI against the visiting New Zealanders in 1969-70 at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. The other three Pakistan bowlers with all 10 in an innings include Bahawalpur’s right-arm fast-medium Imran Adil, who took 10-92 against Faisalabad at Faisalabad in a Patron’s Trophy Championship match in 1989-90.
The third such bowler was Rawalpindi’s medium-pacer Naeem Akhtar who captured 10-28 against Peshawar in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Championship match in Peshawar in 1995-96. Imran is, in fact, the youngest bowler in all first-class history to have taken all 10 wickets in an innings — he was a mere 18 years 344 days old at the time. Zulfiqar Baber a left-arm spinner took 10 for 143 playing for Multan against Islamabad at Multan in 2009-10 seasons.