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.