A sensational spell of bowling by Yasir Shah saw New Zealand bowled out for 90 in their first innings of the second Test at Dubai.
Yasir took his country’s third-best bowling figures in an innings as he ripped out eight New Zealand batters to return figures of 12.3-1-41-8 (econ 3.28). His figures included a triple-wicket maiden to knock the stuffing out of New Zealand on the back of Pakistan’s first innings 418-5 declared.
The top three of Jeet Raval (31 off 75), Tom Latham (22 off 72) and Kane Williamson (28 not out off 37) were the only New Zealanders to score more than four runs, with six ducks being recorded in the innings. New Zealand joined Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and India with the unflattering record of ‘scoring’ six ducks in a Test innings.
Hasan Ali picked up one wicket, while Shad and Ali combined to run out BJ Watling for a single.
Invited to follow on, New Zealand fared a lot better in their second dig, reaching 131-2 at the close off 43 overs, with Latham 44 not out off 141 balls and Ross Taylor 49 not out off just 53 balls.
Shah picked up both wickets to fall by the close – Raval stumped by Sarfraz Ahmed for two and Williamson caught by Sarfraz Ahmed for 30 – to record figures of 2-65 (econ 4.33), in so doing becoming the first Pakistan bowler to take 10 Test wickets in a day’s play.
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