The Record Breaker: Fastest 200 Test Wickets – Breaks 82 Years Record
The Record Breaker:
The 32-year-old Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah has turned into the expeditious bowler to take 200 Test wickets, between the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) December 6, 2018
Yasir Shah broke 82-year-old record of Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett — who got his 200th wicket South Africa in 1936. Since taking seven wickets against Australia in 2014, Yasir has been a key figure in Pakistan’s Test group.
Yasir accomplished 100 wickets in 17 Tests. The Englishman George Lohmann who achieved the target in 16 matches in Johannesburg test in 1896. Yasir’s match figures of 14-184 were the third best in history by a leg-spinner, after Narendra Hirwani and Anil Kumble.
Congratulations PAK team thoroughly deserve it ..
Well done yasir Shah what a amazing spell by you.. pic.twitter.com/9yrZsd11UH
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 27, 2018
“It was a magnificent game in Abu Dhabi [last week] and one of our numerous Test wins, which was especially exciting to be a part of,” Williamson said.
Yasir started the Abu Dhabi Test with 195 wickets in 32 Tests and on an opening day got three early wickets, yet BJ Watling continued with 77 not out. Shah came back with figures of 8/41 in the first innings and 2/65 in the second innings (pursue on) on day three of the Dubai Test.
Who’s the best spinner: Nathan Lyon, R Ashwin, or the record-breaking Yasir Shah? pic.twitter.com/w25TrdR795
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 6, 2018
Two years prior, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on track to break Grimmett’s record.
The Australia’s player Clarrie and Indian spinner Ashwin, Australia’s Dennis Lillee (38 Tests), Pakistan’s Waqar Younis (38 Tests) and South Africa’s Dale Steyn (39 Tests) were the top five best player in the cricket history, rundown of quickest to 200 wickets earlier Yasir Shah completed the milestone.
As of now his 27th wicket of the series, with more batsmen to come, he could moreover break another Pakistan record, for most wickets in the 3rd-Test series against New Zealand. T Another Pakistani legspinner, Abdul Qadir who took 30 wickets against England in 1987-88.
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