Yasir Shah Breaks 82-Year History

Yasir Shah became the fastest to reach 200 Test wickets by breaking 82- years old record. The 32-year-old leg-spinner reached the milestone in his 33rd Test after he trapped Will Somerville leg before for four runs. In the third and last test against New zealand, the Pakistani bowler scripted the history in Abu Dabhi.

Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett recorded his 200th wicket in 36 Tests against against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936. Yasir Shah claimed 22 wickets in first two matches of the three-Test series. Yasir Shah Breaks 82-Year HistoryYasir was also the fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets (nine Tests), reached 100 wickets in 17 Tests — second only to Englishman George Lohmann who took 16 matches during a Test in Johannesburg in 1896.

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