Yasir Shah breaks 82-year old record in Test: Pak vs NZ

Yasir Shah breaks 82-year old record in Test: Pak vs NZ

Yasir Shah became the fastest to reach 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

He took 22 wickets in first two matches of the three-Test series. He reached the milestone in his 33rd Test after he trapped Will Somerville leg before for four runs.

He surpassed Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett’s record of 36 Tests achieved against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.

His 14 for 184 were the second best match figures in a Test for Pakistan, behind the former captain of Pakistan Imran Khan, who bagged 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

He was also the fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets (nine Tests), reached 100 wickets in 17 Tests, second only to Englishman George Lohmann who took 16 matches during a Test in Johannesburg in 1896.