Yasir Shah scripted historical past on Thursday after he become the quickest to achieve 200 Take a look at wickets, breaking an 82-year-old file at the fourth day of the 3rd and ultimate Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. Previous, Yasir Shah claimed 22 wickets in first two fits of the three-Take a look at sequence. New Zealand received the primary Take a look at by way of 4 runs in Abu Dhabi, and then Pakistan bounced again in 2nd fit and received by way of an inning and 16 runs. The 32-year-old leg-spinner reached the milestone in his 33rd Take a look at after he trapped Will Somerville leg prior to for 4 runs.
With this, Yasir surpassed Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s file of 36 Assessments accomplished in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.
Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan degree the sequence 1-1 in Dubai, now has 27 wickets within the 3 Assessments in opposition to New Zealand.
His 14 for 184 had been the second one absolute best fit figures in a Take a look at for Pakistan, at the back of former captain and present top minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who bagged 14 for 116 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.
New Zealand, resuming at 26 for two on Thursday, fell to 37 for three after Yasir got rid of Somerville and had been nonetheless desiring 37 runs to make Pakistan bat once more.
Yasir started the Abu Dhabi Take a look at with 195 wickets in 32 Assessments and at the opening day grabbed 3 early wickets however BJ Watling resisted with 77 now not out, leaving him having to finish his landmark in the second one innings.
Since taking seven wickets on debut in opposition to Australia in 2014, Yasir has been a key determine in Pakistan’s Take a look at group.
He took 12 wickets in that 2-Zero sequence win over Australia in United Arab Emirates in 2014 and adopted that with 15 in opposition to New Zealand in a 1-1 draw the similar 12 months.
That used to be adopted by way of 24 wickets in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2015 and 10 in a fit to overcome England at Lord’s a 12 months later. He took 21 and 25 wickets respectively in sequence wins over the West Indies.
Yasir used to be additionally the quickest Pakistani to 50 wickets (9 Assessments), reached 100 wickets in 17 Assessments — 2nd simplest to Englishman George Lohmann who took 16 fits all over a Take a look at in Johannesburg in 1896.
(With AFP inputs)