Yasir Shah battered New Zealand on the third day of the second Test with his brilliant bowling figures of 8/41 to bowl out Kiwis on just 90 in the first innings.
The play started an hour late on Monday due to bad weather condition that was enough for magical Yasir Shah to bag ten wickets in a day.
#1. He first sent eight out of 10 Kiwi plays in the first innings and also grabbed the first two wickets after Pakistan imposed follow-on to become the first Pakistani bowler to take as many wickets in a single day of a Test match.
#2#: 8/41 was not only Yasir Shah’s best figures so far, but it proved to be the best of any bowler against Black Caps.
#3. Shah’s strike rate, as he made last seven scalps in the span of 27 balls, was the sixth best in Test cricket history. All previous five are English bowlers with only Stuart Broad being the current player – four of them are senior citizens.
#4. Yasir’s figures were Pakistan’s third-best overall in a Test innings after Abdul Qadir’s 9/56 (vs. England) in 1987/88 and Sarfraz Nawaz’s 9/86 (vs. Australia) in 1978/79.
#5. Yasir’s magical spell surpassed Devendra Bishoo’s 8/49 against Pakistan at the same venue two years ago
#6. Shah completed 50 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Tests – most by any bowler.
#7. The mercurial leggie has also completed 100 wickets in UAE. He has taken 105 wickets taken in 16 Tests in the deserts of Emirates.