Yasir Shah © AFP
Yasir Shah took only 9 Tests to get 50 wickets © AFP

Yasir Shah became the quickest Pakistan bowler to take 50 wickets in Test cricket when he had Angelo Mathews out LBW for 77 in the second Test against Sri Lanka at P Sera Oval, Colombo. Yasir joins a long list of players who achieved the landmark in their ninth Test, among whom are Ravichandran Ashwin, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft, Stuart MacGill, and Frank Tyson. Live Cricket Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 2

Player Team M Against Ground
Charlie Turner Australia 6   England Manchester
Tom Richardson England 7   Australia Lord’s
Vernon Philander South Africa 7   New Zealand Wellington
Fred Spofforth Australia 8   England Sydney
Alf Valentine West Indies 8   Australia Melbourne
Rodney Hogg Australia 8   Pakistan Perth
Terry Alderman Australia 8   Pakistan Brisbane
Bobby Peel England 9   Australia Manchester
JJ Ferris Australia/ England 9   South Africa Cape Town
Syd Barnes England 9   Australia Sydney
Arthur Mailey Australia 9   South Africa Durban
Maurice Tate England 9   Australia Melbourne
Frank Tyson England 9   South Africa Nottingham
Peter Pollock South Africa 9   New Zealand Wellington
Andy Roberts West Indies 9   Australia Brisbane
Colin Croft West Indies 9   Australia Melbourne
Stuart MacGill Australia 9   West Indies Port of Spain
Ravichandran Ashwin India 9   England Ahmedabad
Yasir Shah Pakistan 9 Sri Lanka Colombo

Yasir made his debut in 2014 against Australia in UAE, and got immediate success. He continued his charge against New Zealand in the series that followed. The fastest bowler to the landmark remains Australia’s Charlie Turner, who achieved the feat in a mere six matches. Tom Richardson and Vernon Philander took seven matches each to get there. Live Blog Updates: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2