Yasir be­comes joint sec­ond fastest to take 100 wick­ets

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Pak­istan’s leg-spin­ner Yasir Shah be­came the sec­ond joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wick­ets in all Test cricket on the fourth day of the first day-night match against West Indies in Dubai yes­ter­day. The 30-year-old dis­missed West In­dian tail-en­der Miguel Cum­mins to com­plete 100 wick­ets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pak­istani to the mile­stone. Eng­land’s right-arm medi­umpacer Ge­orge Lohmann reached 100 Test wick­ets in just 16 Test matches in 1896 which still is a world record in Test cricket’s 140-year-old his­tory. Aus­tralia’s Char­lie Turner and Clar­rie Grim­mett and Eng­land’s Syd­ney Barnes each got to the mile­stone in their 17th Test.

Shah, who made his de­but at the same venue in Oc­to­ber 2014, bet­tered off-spin­ner Saeed Aj­mal who held the Pak­istani record of fastest to 100 Tests wick­ets in 19 matches. Shah fin­ished with 5-121 in the first Test as West Indies were dis­missed for 357 in their first in­nings in re­ply to Pak­istan’s big 579-3 de­clared.

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