Yasir Shah fastest to 200 Test wickets as 82-year-old record falls

Sports | 7 Dec 2018

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record and putting Pakistan within sight of a series win in the final Test against New Zealand.

The 32-year-old trapped Will Somerville LBW for four - his second wicket of New Zealand's second innings - to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett's record of 36 Tests set against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936. Yasir's strike left New Zealand fighting to save both the match in Abu Dhabi, and the series - currently tied at 1-1 - as they reached 112-4 at lunch on the fourth day.

Yasir, pictured, now has 27 wickets in the three Tests against New Zealand.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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