Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah displayed one of the best test-bowling performances in his career while catching the long-standing record of Imran Khan. Shah took a total of 14 wickets in Pakistan vs New Zealand test match in Dubai which Pakistan won by an innings and 16 runs. They made 417 runs on their first batting innings. New Zealand, while chasing the target, lost all their wickets in just 90 runs in their first innings.
Pakistan win by an innings and 16 runs!
Yasir Shah follows his first innings 8/41 with six wickets in the second. His match figures of 14/184 are the best ever by a Pakistani spin bowler 👏👏#PAKvNZ LIVE ⬇️https://t.co/sHrmQnbNyn pic.twitter.com/Ie5adJboBV
— ICC (@ICC) November 27, 2018
Pakistan then opted for a follow-on and whitewashed New Zealand for the second time in just 312 runs. Yasir Shah displayed his spinning magic and took 8 wickets in the first innings and 6 wickets in the second innings. And while doing so, he catches up the long-standing Pakistani record of Imran Khan who took the same number of wickets in a test match against Sri Lanka way back in 1982.
New Zealand started their first innings at a great pace while chasing the massive 417 runs. They made the first fifty runs in total ease and then the magic of Yasir Shah started to amuse the crowd. New Zealand went from 50-no loss to 90-all out, all due to the miracle bowling of Shah with his 8-wicket haul while giving just 41 runs. And while doing so, he also took a maiden over.
After his magic-stint of bowling, Pakistan achieved their 328-run lead over New Zealand and pushed the kiwis for a follow-on. The same day, Shah again took 2 more wickets to complete his tally of 10 wickets in a day. And by the end of the 4th day of Pakistan vs. New Zealand test match, he took a total of 6 wickets in the second innings.
Shah gave just 143 runs while making his 6-wicket haul with a marvelous economy rate of 3.18. Besides, he also took 9 maiden overs in his second bowling spell to create more pressure on Kiwis. He achieved a total tally of 14 wickets in 57.2 overs with 10 maiden overs and 3.20 economy rate. And while achieving this feat, he gave just 184 runs which is a record on its own.
- Best match figures by leg-spinners in Tests
16-136 Narendra Hirwani
14-149 Anil Kumble
14-184 YASIR SHAH (today)
14-199 Clarrie Grimmett
- Yasir Shah (12-178) is first Pakistan bowler to take 12 wickets in a Test in 17 years.
- Yasir Shah! 14 wickets in the match. Levels the national Test record for most wickets in a Test with Pakistan’s Prime Minister.
- Yasir Shah has 195 wickets in 32 Tests. World Record for fastest to 200 wickets is 36 matches by Clarrie Grimmett set some 82 years ago! Yasir could beat this record by three fewer Tests!!!
Most Wickets in a Test Match – Best Figures in Test Match
|JC Laker||68.0||90||19||v Australia|
|SF Barnes||65.3||159||17||v South Africa|
|ND Hirwani||33.5||136||16||v West Indies|
|RAL Massie||60.1||137||16||v England|
|M Muralitharan||113.5||220||16||v England|
|J Briggs||33.3×4||28||15||v South Africa|
|GA Lohmann||25.3×5||45||15||v South Africa|
|C Blythe||38.3||99||15||v South Africa|
|H Verity||58.3||104||15||v Australia|
|RJ Hadlee||52.3||123||15||v Australia|
|W Rhodes||30.2||124||15||v Australia|
|Harbhajan Singh||80.1||217||15||v Australia|
|FR Spofforth||64.3×4||90||14||v England|
|AV Bedser||55.5||99||14||v Australia|
|W Bates||59.2×4||102||14||v Australia|
|Imran Khan||52.2||116||14||v Sri Lanka|
|JM Patel||61.3||124||14||v Australia|
|SF Barnes||61.5||144||14||v South Africa|
|MA Holding||53.4||149||14||v England|
|A Kumble||51.0||149||14||v Pakistan|
|HMRKB Herath||55.2||184||14||v Pakistan|
|Yasir Shah||57.2||184||14||v New Zealand|
|WPUJC Vaas||57.2||191||14||v West Indies|
|CV Grimmett||96.2||199||14||v South Africa|
|CA Walsh||36.0||55||13||v New Zealand|
|SF Barnes||37.4||57||13||v South Africa|
|DL Underwood||48.5||71||13||v Pakistan|
|MA Noble||33.4||77||13||v England|
|JJ Ferris||54.2×5||91||13||v South Africa|
|Abdul Qadir||73.0||101||13||v England|
|IT Botham||48.5||106||13||v India|
|FR Spofforth||60.0×4||110||13||v England|
|Fazal Mahmood||75.0||114||13||v Australia|
|M Muralitharan||66.4||115||13||v Zimbabwe|
|ST Gabriel||36.4||121||13||v Sri Lanka|
|MH Mankad||71.2||131||13||v Pakistan|
|J Srinath||46.0||132||13||v Pakistan|
|M Ntini||47.5||132||13||v West Indies|
|Waqar Younis||56.0||135||13||v Zimbabwe|
|R Ashwin||41.1||140||13||v New Zealand|
|K Rabada||39.4||144||13||v England|
|HMRKB Herath||56.2||145||13||v Australia|
|BA Reid||61.0||148||13||v England|
|HMRKB Herath||49.0||152||13||v Zimbabwe|
|NM Lyon||69.2||154||13||v Bangladesh|
|AW Greig||69.1||156||13||v West Indies|
|SF Barnes||80.1||163||13||v Australia|
|HJ Tayfield||66.5×8||165||13||v Australia|
|M Muralitharan||76.0||171||13||v South Africa|
|CV Grimmett||93.0||173||13||v South Africa|
|A Kumble||64.3||181||13||v Australia|
|HJ Tayfield||74.0×8||192||13||v England|
|Harbhajan Singh||68.2||196||13||v Australia|
|MG Hughes||73.1||217||13||v West Indies|
|AA Mailey||76.2||236||13||v England|
|T Richardson||110.3×5||244||13||v Australia|
|JC White||124.5||256||13||v Australia|