2nd Test: Yasir Shah claims second best figures by a Pakistan spinner in Tests
Yasir Shah triggered a stunning collapse with career-best figures of 8/41. @AFP

The legspin of Yasir Shah tormented New Zealand on day three of the second Test in Dubai, triggering a collapse of 10 wickets for 40 runs in 13.5 overs to bowl them out for 90 and give the bowler the second best figures by a Pakistan spinner.

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Yasir finished with 8/41 from 12.3 overs to sit at second place in Pakistan’s list of best analysis by a spinner behind Abdul Qadir’s 9/56 versus England in 1987. Yasir has become the third Pakistan spinner to manage eight wickets in a Test innings, joining Qadir and Saqlain Mushtaq who in 2000 took 8/164 against England in Lahore.

His figures are also the best by a Pakistan spinner against New Zealand in Tests, surpassing the 7/52 that Intikhab Alam claimed in 1973.

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Getting big purchase off the pitch and mixing flippers with sharply fizzing leg breaks, Yasir snapped New Zealand’s resistance from 50 for no loss in the 2nd over to finish with a career-best 8/41 of which 6/32 came in one spell. Six batsmen failed to score as Yasir, with a bit of help from Hasan Ali, triggered a collapse that left New Zealand 90 all out, 355 runs adrift of Pakistan’s 418/5, with their captain Kane Williamson 28 not out off 37 balls.

The follow-on was promptly enforced, and Yasir then removed Jeet Raval for the second time in the day, courtesy a smart stumping by Sarfraz Ahmed. By tea on Monday the tourists were 39/1.