Yasir Shah became the second man to take 14 wickets in a Test for Pakistan as New Zealand were bowled out for 312 in the second innings of the second Test at Dubai. This gave Pakistan victory by an innings and 16 runs to level the three-match series 1-1.
On the back of his first inning heroics, when he registered Pakistan’s third-best bowling figures in an innings of 8-41 off just 12.3 overs, Shah turned up for duty in the second innings and put in a monster effort, bowling 44.5 overs, taking 6-143.
The New Zealand batters made a fist of it in the second innings, with Tom Latham and Ross Taylor sharing an 80-run stand for the third wicket before Latham fell for 50 off 158 balls, caught Sarfraz Ahmed off the bowling of Hasan Ali.
That's a wrap of the Test match! Lionel Yasir Shah takes 14th wkts how about that for a celebration ? Pakistan win the second Test by an innings and 16 runs and square the series 1-1#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/pZy0xtmAcO
— Farooq Afridi (@FaryAfridi1) November 27, 2018
Taylor and Henry Nicholls then added 52 for the fourth wicket before Taylor’s fluent innings came to an end, caught by Shah off Bilal Asif for 82 off 128 balls (7×4, 1×6).
BJ Watling was the fifth wicket to fall with the score on 255, trapped leg before to Shah for 27 off 65 balls after adding 57 for the fifth wicket with Nicholls. Ali picked up the wickets of Nicholls (77 off 187 balls, 7×4, 1×6) and Colin de Grandhomme for 14 off 13 balls, after which Shah took the wickets of Ish Sohi, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult, the latter becoming Ahmed’s fourth victim of the innings behind the stumps.
Ali finished with figures of 3-46, but it was Shah’s 6-143 that took the Player of the Match honours ahead of the series decider that starts on the third of December.
Yasir Shah’s great run of 8-fors
|2-91||6-63||8||West Indies||21 Apr 2017|
|2-83||7-94||9||West Indies||30 Apr 2017|
|3-126||5-92||8||West Indies||10 May 2017|
|3-120||5-51||8||Sri Lanka||28 Sep 2017|
|6-184||2-47||8||Sri Lanka||6 Oct 2017|
|0-80||4-114||4||Australia||7 Oct 2018|
|1-59||3-45||4||Australia||16 Oct 2018|
|3-54||5-110||8||New Zealand||16 Nov 2018|
|8-41||2-65||14||New Zealand||24 Nov 2018|
Shah’s second innings haul of 6-143, along with his first innings 8-41, took his match figures to 14-184, edging above legendary Abdul Qadir to record the second-best Test bowling figures in a match for Pakistan, just 68 runs more expensive than Pakistan cricket legend (and current Prime Minister of Pakistan) Imran Khan’s match haul of 14-116 against Sri Lanka in 1982.
|Imran Khan||52.2||11||116||14||Sri Lanka||Lahore||22 Mar 1982|
|Yasir Shah||57.2||10||184||14||New Zealand||Dubai (DSC)||24 Nov 2018|
|Abdul Qadir||73||27||101||13||England||Lahore||25 Nov 1987|
|Fazal Mahmood||75||28.00||114||13||Australia||Karachi||11 Oct 1956|
|Waqar Younis||56||15||135||13||Zimbabwe||Karachi||1 Dec 1993|
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