Yasir Shah joins Imran Khan as second Pakistan bowler with 14 wickets in a Test
Yasir Shah took 14 wickets in Pakistan's innings victory over New Zealand in Dubai. @AFP

The legspinner Yasir Shah has drawn level with the record for most wickets by a  Pakistan bowler in Test cricket, taking 14 in the team’s innings-and-16-run over New Zealand on day four of the second Test in Dubai.

Having taken 8/41 as New Zealand were skittled for 90 on day three, and then added two more before stumps to become the first bowler since Anil Kumble in 1999 to claim 10 in a day, Yasir took four on Tuesday to join Imran Khan as the second Pakistan bowler to take 14 wickets in a Test.

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Second-innings figures of 6/143 from 44.5 overs gave Yasir a match haul of 14/184 to sit behind the 14/116 that Imran claimed against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed termed Yasir’s bowling as the best he has seen as part of any Pakistan team. The win has levelled the series at 1-1 with the third Test starting in Abu Dhabi on December 3.

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When Yasir had Ish Sodhi bowled while attempting a paddle sweep after tea, it made him the sixth Pakistan bowler to claim 12 wickets in a Test after Fazal Mahmood, Imran, Abdul Qadir, Waqar Younis and Danish Kaneria. Two more took him to 14 to sit alongside 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran in elite company.

Yasir’s 8/41 on Tuesday are the second best figures by a Pakistan spinner in Tests, behind the 9/56 that fellow legspinner Qadir took against England in 1987.