The 33-year-old Mumbai-born etched his name in history books last week when he took all 10 wickets in India's first innings in the city of his birth, becoming only third cricketer to do so after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble
New Zealand batters struggled against Indian spinners as they were bowled out for 62 and 167 in their two innings to lose the second Test in Mumbai by a record 372 runs on Monday
India vs New Zealand: The rise of the two Patels, Mayank and Siraj's Mumbai heroics and other takeaways
The two-match Test series between India and New Zealand ended 1-0 in favour of the home team after their dominant 372-run victory in the second game in Mumbai
India vs New Zealand: Dream to play at Wankhede and achieve historic feat, says Ajaz Patel in an interview with R Ashwin
Ajaz Patel said it has been a "dream come true" to be able to play at the city of his birth and come up with a historic feat.
The tourists lost the second match by a huge margin, but their hard-fought draw in the opening game showed why they are World Test Championship holders
India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in the Mumbai Test on the fourth day after drawing the opening match in Kanpur.
The legendary Dravid replaced Ravi Shastri as head coach while Paras Mhambrey and T Dilip became new bowling and fielding coaches respectively in place of Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar.
Check out photos from Day 4 of the second Test between India and New Zealand.
The margin of victory is India's highest ever on home soil.
Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 4, Full cricket score: Spinners star as hosts seal series with 372-run win
India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Live Streaming and Latest Updates: Done and dusted! India clinch yet another Test series on home soil, beating New Zealand convincingly by 372 runs in the second Test in Mumbai. Henry Nicholls is stumped by Wriddhiman Saha off Ashwin's ball in the third ball of the 57th over, and that is that. India get their first Test series win after Rahul Dravid's appointment as head coach.
India ended the day needing five more wickets to complete a series victory after setting New Zealand an improbable 540 to win the Mumbai Test.
India vs New Zealand: This has been a dream year, but endeavour is to keep improving, says Axar Patel
Patel has largely remained under the shadow of another orthodox left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's for years before he made the year 2021 his own with 36 wickets with his fifth Test ongoing.
Highlights, India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 3, Full cricket score: NZ post 140/5 at stumps, IND five wickets from win
India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Live Streaming and Latest Updates: New Zealand's situation is going bad yet again. Blundell falls short of safety as Saha makes no mistake in running him out. Rachin Ravindra is the new batter. NZ have lost half their side now.
Ajaz Patel makes history with 10-wicket innings haul as India dominate New Zealand on Day 2 in Mumbai
Patel became only the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to grab all 10 wickets in an innings as India ended the day with a 332-run lead after bowling the Black Caps out for a paltry 62.
In the space of 47.5 memorable overs, Ajaz stormed the record books, making the world sit up and take notice with figures of 10 for 119 on Day 2 of the second Test against India, in the city of his birth
Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings before Ajaz Patel on Saturday.
Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Full cricket score: Hosts lead by 332 runs in 2nd innings
India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Live Streaming and Latest Updates: o, that's that for the day now. Ajaz Patel might have stolen the spotlight with all 10 wickets in the Indian first innings, but Kiwis 'performance in their batting took a major backseat, being bundled out for 62. India have all 10 wickets intact, and enjoy a lead of 332 runs. It will be interesting to see if the hosts manage to wrap up the match on Day 3. Until then, it's goodbye from us!
India vs New Zealand: Mayank Agarwal stuns with a much-needed ton; Ajaz Patel sends hosts for a tizzy with four-for
However, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli failed to trouble the scorers and it was a hundred that came under pressure with India being 80 for 3 and 160 for 4 at different stages of the game