Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has come to be the fastest bowler to take 2 hundred test wickets, in the course of the 0.33 take a look at in opposition to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

Heading into the final test of the series, Shah wished simply five greater scalps to interrupt the file — which he did without problems all through the fourth day’s play with the aid of selecting up the wicket of William Somerville (four) in the 2d innings.


Shah broke 82-yr-antique record of Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett — who took his two hundredth wicket in his thirty sixth test in opposition to South Africa in 1936 — in most effective his thirty third take a look at suit.

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

He took 12 wickets in that 2-0 series win over Australia in United Arab Emirates in 2014 and observed that with 15 in opposition to New Zealand in a 1-1 draw the identical year.

That became followed by means of 24 wickets against Sri Lanka in 2015 and ten wickets in a match to overcome England at Lord’s a 12 months later. He took 21 and 25 wickets respectively in series wins over the West Indies.

Yasir reached a hundred wickets in 17 checks, 2nd handiest to Englishman George Lohmann who reached the goal in 16 fits in the course of a take a look at in Johannesburg in 1896.

Yasir’s figures in Dubai — throughout the second test — have been the second one satisfactory fit go back ever for Pakistan in check cricket, bettered simplest by former captain and modern-day prime Minister Imran Khan who took 14-116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.