Yasir Shah is enjoying a stunning outing in the ongoing series against New Zealand. In the first Test, he picked up 8 wickets but unfortunately it came in a losing cause. In the following game, he did even better and picked up a staggering 14 wickets including 8 for 41 in the first innings. The 14-wicket haul helped Pakistan crush New Zealand and level the series.
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But amidst all this, the leg-spinner became a victim of comical error in the ongoing third Test at Abu Dhabi. He was one of the 7 wickets that Pakistan lost for just 62 runs in the first innings.
The incident occurred on the first ball of the 133rd over when Yasir Shah was comically run out by Colin de Grandhomme. Captain Sarfraz flicked a full ball from Will Somerville towards deep square leg and sprinted across for a single. He wanted another run, but at the other end, Yasir Shah lost his shoe while turning back.
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However, Sarfraz was adamant for the second and set off. On the other hand, Yasir had no option but to oblige to his skipper’s call. But it ended on a disappointing manner as he could not get back to the non-striker’s end and was run out.
Here is a clip of that incident:
WICKET! It's all happening at the Abu Dhabi stadium. Yasir Shah loses his shoe as he turns around for the second run and eventually falls short of his crease. Pakistan 345/8
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) December 5, 2018
Meanwhile, Yasir was quick to get over the bizarre run-out and created history. He broke a long-standing record in the 141-year-old history of Test cricket by becoming the quickest to 200 wickets. The Pakistan spin spearhead achieved the milestone when he trapped nightwatchman William Somerville leg-before on Thursday.
The record was previously held by Australian leg spinner Clarrie Grimmett, who was incidentally also the first bowler to the 200-wicket milestone. Grimmett achieved the milestone against South Africa at the Old Wanderers in February 1936.
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