Yasir Shah: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah conjured a brilliant spell on the New Zealand batsman dismissing the touring team for a paltry 90. Chasing Pakistan’s 418/5d, New Zealand got off to a decent start, 50/0. Little did they know that a predator was lurking around to pounce on them. Shah finished with figures of 8/41 in 12.3 overs. Drift, turn, bounce and rip off the wicket. Shah exploited the pitch like a magician. New Zealand were forced to follow-on and the wrist spinner didn’t stop there. At stumps, New Zealand were 131/2, Yasir Shah picking Raval & Williamson. The leggie also became only the 4th player post World War II to pick 10 wickets in a day. Did you have Yasir Shah in your FanFight teams for this fixture? How many points did your fantasy cricket team win?
10 WICKETS IN A DAY’S PLAY – YASIR SHAH 8/41
Vinoo Mankad vs Pakistan, Delhi 1952 – 11
Jim Laker vs Australia, Old Trafford, 1956 – 10
Anil Kumble, Delhi, 1999 – 10
Yasir Shah vs New Zealand, Dubai, 2018 – 10
STATS – YASIR SHAH’s 8/41
- 8/41 are the best figures at the Dubai International Stadium. The previous best – Devendra Bishoo’s 8/49 against Pakistan in 2016.
- Yasir’s bowling figures are the 3rd best by a Pakistan bowler in tests. Abdul Qadir’s 9/56 & Sarfraz Nawaz’s 9/86 take the 1st & 2nd spot respectively.
- These are also the best bowling figures by a bowler against New Zealand. The previous best – Goofy Lawrence’s 8 for 53 in 1961-62.
- New Zealand lost their ten wickets for 40 runs. They were 50 without loss and were bundled out for 90. The 40 is the joint-least added by a side after putting together an opening stand of at least 50 runs.
- 6 of the batters from position 4-11 were dismissed for a duck. The very 1st time in test history.
- This is also the lowest team total against Pakistan in the last 5 years.
- Yasir Shah picked 8 wickets in 75 deliveries. His strike-rate an astounding 9.3. This is the sixth best strike-rate for a bowler who’s picked an 8-for in tests.
- Most wickets after 32 Tests
191* – Yasir Shah
189 – Sydney Barnes (in 27 Tests)
187 – Waqar Younis
176 – R Ashwin
172 – Clarrie Grimmett
171 – Dennis Lillee
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