ABU DHABI (AFP) - Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah Thursday have become the quickest cricketer to take two hundred test wickets, breaking an eighty two-year-antique report on the fourth day of the third take a look at in opposition to New Zealand.

The 32-12 months-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for 4 -- his 2d wicket of the new Zealand 2nd innings -- to reach the milestone in his 33rd test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of 36 assessments accomplished towards South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.

Yasir, whose 14 wickets helped Pakistan stage the collection 1-1 in Dubai, now has 27 wickets within the 3 exams in opposition to New Zealand.


His 14 for 184 have been the second one pleasant in shape figures in a check for Pakistan, in the back of former captain and modern-day high minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who bagged 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

New Zealand, resuming at 26 for two on Thursday, fell to 37 for three after Yasir removed Somerville and had been nonetheless wanting 37 runs to make Pakistan bat again.

Yasir began the Abu Dhabi check with 195 wickets in 32 checks and on the opening day grabbed three early wickets however BJ Watling resisted with 77 no longer out, leaving him having to finish his landmark within the 2nd innings.

for the reason that taking seven wickets on debut towards Australia in 2014, Yasir has been a key determine in Pakistan’s test crew.

He took 12 wickets in that 2-zero collection win over Australia in United Arab Emirates in 2014 and accompanied that with 15 against New Zealand in a 1-1 draw the identical 12 months.

That became followed by way of 24 wickets in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2015 and 10 in a in shape to beat England at Lord’s a yr later. He took 21 and 25 wickets respectively in series wins over the West Indies.

Yasir become also the fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets (9 exams), reached a hundred wickets in 17 checks -- 2nd only to Englishman George Lohmann who took sixteen matches throughout a check in Johannesburg in 1896.