Pakistan star Yasir Shah makes history against New Zealand

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Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah created history as he broke an 82-year-old record during the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on the fourth day.

Yasir's strike left New Zealand fighting to save both the match in Abu Dhabi, and the series - now tied at 1-1 - as they reached 112-4 at lunch on the fourth day.

Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett had held the record since 1936 when he took wicket No.200 in his 36th Test, playing South Africa in Johannesburg.

Skipper Kane Williamson was batting on a pugnacious 55 for his 29th fifty - and second in the match - and with him Henry Nicholls unbeaten on a chancy 20, as New Zealand led by 36 runs with six wickets intact.

New Zealand, resuming at 26 for 2 on Thursday, fell to 37 for 3 after Yasir removed Somerville and were still needing 37 runs to make Pakistan bat again.

The two have added 52 runs for the fifth wicket but Nicholls was lucky to overturn a leg-before decision off Yasir on nine, and survived two other appeals.

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On Day four in Abu Dhabi, Yasir has been extremely consistent with his lines, attacking the stumps in the 3rd innings.

Yasir Shah has been in menacing form through the series taking 22 wickets in the first two Tests with 8 wickets in the first innings of the second Test.

His 14 for 184 were the second best match figures in a Test for Pakistan, behind former captain and current prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who bagged 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

Yasir Shah earlier became the first bowler since Anil Kumble to pick up 10 wickets in a single day during the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai.

He has taken 114 of his 200 wickets on spinner-friendly wickets in the United Arab Emirates in 17 Tests.

Shah also equalled Pakistan's record of most wickets in a Test by claiming 14 scalps last week in the second match against New Zealand.

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