Abu Dhabi – Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Thursday turned into the quickest
cricketer to take 200 Check wickets, breaking an 82-year-old report on
the fourth day of the 3rd Check in opposition to New Zealand.
SCORECARD: Pakistan v New Zealand, third Check, Day 4
The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg sooner than for
4 – his 2d wicket of the New Zealand 2d innings – to succeed in
the milestone in his 33rd Check, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie
Grimmett’s report of 36 Checks completed in opposition to South Africa in
Johannesburg in 1936.
Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan degree the collection 1-1 in
Dubai, now has 27 wickets within the 3 Checks in opposition to New Zealand.
His 14-184 had been the second one easiest fit figures in a Check for
Pakistan, at the back of former captain and present Top Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan, who bagged 14-116 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.
New Zealand, resuming at 26/2 on Thursday, fell to 37/three after
Yasir got rid of Somerville and had been nonetheless wanting 37 runs to make
Pakistan bat once more.
Yasir started the Abu Dhabi Check with 195 wickets in 32 Checks and on
the hole day grabbed 3 early wickets however BJ Watling resisted with
77 no longer out, leaving him having to finish his landmark in the second one
Since taking seven wickets on debut in opposition to Australia in 2014, Yasir has been a key determine in Pakistan’s Check workforce.
He took 12 wickets in that 2-Zero collection 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 yr.
That used to be adopted by means of 24 wickets in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2015 and 10 in a
fit to overcome England at Lord’s a yr later. He took 21 and 25 wickets
respectively in collection wins over the West Indies.
Yasir used to be additionally the quickest Pakistani to 50 wickets (9 Checks),
reached 100 wickets in 17 Checks – 2d handiest to Englishman George
Lohmann who took 16 suits all over a Check in Johannesburg in 1896.