England's right-arm medium-pacer 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.
Yasir Shah made his international debut in 2011 at the age of 25 © AFP

The first session of Day 4 of the ongoing Test between Pakistan and West Indies witnessed immense action as the visitors were bowled out for a score of 357 runs and later the hosts lost couple of early wickets before Tea. West Indies resumed batting on Day 4 with their overnight score of 315 for the loss of six wickets and Shane Downrich, Jason Holder at the crease. They needed 64 more runs to avoid the follow-on, which was also their primary task but Yasir Shah had other ideas. He bowled magnificently and chipped early wickets to put the visitors under the pump. Yasir needed three more wickets to script history and he did so by scalping Dowrich, Holder and Miguel Cummins within the first session.  LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test at Dubai

West Indies were looking good to avoid the follow-on but Yasir got the better of Dowrich early on in the innings. Yasir caught Dowrich leg-before with a beauty of a delivery and provided the team an early breakthrough. Holder was battling it out for the West Indies along with Devendra Bishoo but Yasir removed Holder for 20 as a googly shattered the skipper’s stumps as he played the wrong line. With this, Yasir also moved on to 99 wickets and was just a single scalp away from creating history.

Miguel Cummins was also done and dusted by a top-spinner from Yasir and he celebrates the moment with immense joy and elation. Yasir has numerous records with this outing as he has taken only 17 games to have achieve the 100-wickets milestone. On the contrary, Yasir became the quickest bowler to take 100 Test wickets in last 90 years and quickest Asian bowler overall. He has the taken the least number of Tests to  have taken 100 wickets among Asian bowlers as he reached it in 17 Tests, which is better than India’s ace-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s record of 18 games. He claimed a fifer in the game and helped his side in dismantling the West Indies side for a mere score of 357.

Mohammad Nawaz his second wicket in the form of Devendra Bishoo as he missed one completely and the pink cherry kisses the off-stump. Pakistan did not impose follow-on and decided to set a target and add runs to their existing lead. It has been a wonderful innings so far and West Indies haven’t done terribly on a surface which had a lot of turn in it.

Pakistan had a healthy lead to their name and took the right decision of not imposing the follow-on and setting a target. Pakistan are surely eyeing for a result but their top-order batsmen have not floundered just before Tea. Shannon Gabriel steamed in and got the better of in form Azhar Ali for early. He was the triple centurion in the first innings and could have well made an impact in the second innings as well. Asad Shafiq too didn’t manage to make an impact as he was removed by Devendra Bishoo. Pakistan have suffered couple of early blows but have enough firepower in their armory. They will look to bat out the next session and post a target close to 400. They have some explosive batting to come and can garner some quick runs in a span of few overs.

An interesting session coming up, which will probably give an idea of where the Test will be heading. Expect some power-hitting from the blades of Misbah-ul-Haq, Sarfraz Ahmed as they have the ability to take on any bowling attack and collect quick runs.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan 579/3 & 20/2 (Sami Aslam 12*, Asad Shafiq 5; Devendra Bishoo 1 for 1) against West Indies 357 all out  (Marlon Samuels 76, Darren Bravo 87; Yasir Shah 5 for 121).

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