Yasir Shah with 14 wickets helps Pakistan win 2nd Test against New Zealand


With a memorable performance especially by Yasir Shah, Pakistan leveled the three-match Test series against New Zealand 1-1 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old leg spinner Yasir Shah took 14 wickets in the match for 184 runs, leveling the record of Pakistan’s former Captain Imran Khan who held the record of 14 wickets for 116 against Sri Lanka at Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium in 1982.

With this performance, Yasir Shah has now picked up 195 wickets in his 32 Tests and may well break the record of Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett for taking 200 Test wickets in least matches. Clarrie Grimmett took 200 Test wickets in 36 Tests.

Yasir Shah took 8 wickets in the first innings of second Test against New Zealand by conceding 41 runs and grabbed 6 more wickets in the second innings for 143.

In his Test career since October 2014, Yasir Shah has taken 16 five-wicket haul and three 10-wicket haul.

Pakistan won the second Test against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs. After being follow-on, New Zealand in its second innings was bowled out for 312 runs.

Earlier Pakistan in its first innings scored 418 for 5 before the declaration while New Zealand suffered a collapse and was bowled out for just 90 runs. Hasan Ali picked up 4 wickets in the match and Bilal Asif took 1.

In the match, Haris Sohail and Babar Azam also scored centuries.

The third Test match will again be played at Abu Dhabi from December 3-7, 2018.

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