Mohammad Aamer grabbed 2 wickets on Day 2 of final Test against West Indies    AFP
Mohammad Aamer grabbed 2 wickets on Day 2 of final Test against West Indies AFP

Mohammad Aamer can grab the limelight when needed and this time it was for all the right reasons. Pakistan were reigning the first session of Day 2 after being bowled out for 281 by West Indies before heading for Lunch. Pakistan s Wahab Riaz drew first blood as he got the wicket of Leon Johnson cheaply. Pakistan found their way back in the game with the first wicket. Just the Misbah-ul-Haq decided to bring in spinners to bring some variation in bowling. Yasir Shah began the spin attack and went wicketless in his first over. It was Zulfiqar Babar who gave the second respite for Pakistan and this time the focus was not on the bowler but for the fielder Aamer who broke his all time record of catching a wicket for the first time in his career. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi

Athleticism has been witnessed many a times, but this time it was different as Aamer got his first catch ever and in a rather dramatic fashion. That effort dismissed Darren Bravo and Aamer s precision provided Pakistan their second wicket diving into the mid-wicket region. He outstretched his arms, sprinted back and a full-length dive is what was needed to break his all-time record in Test cricket.

With this he also went past Geoff Pullar to achieve this record on his 20th Test match. Pullar had broken this record on his 17th Test match. Glenn McGrath and Mohammad Sami achieved this record in their 16th Test, while West Indies Jerome Taylor is also part of this list who secured his record in his 12th match.

No. Name Matches taken to pick first catch
1 Mohammad Amir 20*
2 Geoff Puller 18
3 Glenn McGrath 16
4 Mohammad Sami 16
5 Geoff Dymock 15
6 Jim Higgs 15
7 Craig Matthews 14
8 Kenny Benjamin 13
9 Tufty Mann 12
10 Jerome Taylor 12

Aamer also bagged two wickets and conceded just 32 runs in his 14 overs. Earlier, West Indies bowlers Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel shared seven wickets to bundle Pakistan.