NOVEMBER 26, 2018
Yasir Shah’s ability to run through opposition batting line-ups in the dust bowls of middle-east are well known and that was on display yet again on Monday as he created a magic web around New Zealand’s batsmen.
The wily leg-spinner picked up 8 wickets in the first innings as the Kiwis went from 50 for no loss to 90 all out. Shah returned with personal best figures of 8/41 in 12.3 overs as Pakistan earned a 328-run lead over their opponents.
Asked to follow the Kiwt Pakistan on February 7, 1999 as he polished off all 10 wickets to join England’s Jim Laker as the only other bowler to pick up all ten wickets in an innings of a Test match.
Shah picked up 7 wickets in the space of 27 balls to register the third best bowling figures for a Pakistani bowler in Tests behind Abdul Qadir’s 9 for 56 and Sarfraz Nawaz’s 9 for 86.
It took 19 years, 9 months and 19 days for a bowler to emulate Kumble’s record.