Yasir Shah Breaks 82-Year-Old Record to Become the Fastest Bowler to Complete 200 Test Wickets, Achieves Feat During PAK vs NZ 3rd Test
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Yasir Shah has broken an 82-year-old record as he becomes the fastest bowler to reach 200 wickets in Tests. The leg-spinner achieved the feat in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Yasir breaks Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett's record of picking 200 wickets in 36 Tests set in 1936. PAK vs NZ 3rd Test 2018 Live Score Updates.

Kiwi nightwatchman Will Somerville was Yasir’s 200th Test victim. The leggie trapped Somerville in front of the wickets to pick his second wicket of the innings. On day three, Yasir moved a step closer towards the milestone after removing Kiwi opener Tom Latham. And now day four, he has achieved the feat. At the start of the third Test, Yasir needed five wickets to achieve the feat.

Yasir in the first innings of the final Test picked three wickets as New Zealand were bundled out for 274. Pakistan then responded with 348 and secured a valuable lead of 74 runs. At the close of play on day three, New Zealand were 26 for two and were trading Pakistan by 48 runs. Resuming the penultimate day’s play, Kiwis has lost two more wickets at the time of filing this report. Yasir Shah Wickets Video: Leg Spinner Registers 8/41, Watch NZ Fall of Wickets vs PAK in 2nd Test at Dubai.

Yasir had a great outing in the second Test in Dubai as he picked 14 wickets in the match, including career-best 8/41. His magical spell met Pakistan drew level in the series. Yasir’s 14 for 184 are the second best match figures in a Test for Pakistan, dominated by former captain Imran Khan’s 14 /116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.