Yasir Shah Picks 200th Test Wicket, Breaks 82-Year-old Record

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) plays a shot as Pakistani wicketkeeper captain Sarfraz Ahmed looks on during the fourth day of the third and final Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 6, 2018.

Yasir Shah became the fastest to take 200 Test wickets after dismissing William Somerville on Day 4 of the third Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Williamson was batting on 139 not out and Nicholls was unbeaten on 90 when umpires called it a day.

The two have added 52 runs for the fifth wicket but Nicholls was lucky to overturn a leg-before decision off Yasir on nine, and survived two other appeals.

He took 12 wickets in that 2-0 series win over Australia in United Arab Emirates and followed with 15 against New Zealand in a 1-1 draw the same year.

Former Australia seamer Dennis Lillee and former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis, who both completed their 200 wickets in 38 Tests, and South Africa's Dale Steyn, who reached the figures in his 39th Test, fill up the top five slots in the list.

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New Zealand, resuming at 26 for 2 on Thursday, fell to 37 for 3 after Yasir removed Somerville and were still needing 37 runs to make Pakistan bat again.

On Day four in Abu Dhabi, Yasir has been extremely consistent with his lines, attacking the stumps in the 3rd innings.

Earlier, on Day three, centuries by Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan overhaul New Zealand's total of 274 but a lower-order collapse saw their lead restricted to 74.

On the next day, the 32-year-old picked up four more victims to take his Test wickets tally to 195 in 32 matches.

However, Pakistan's three dropped catches, two of them comparatively hard, would hurt them if New Zealand go on to draw the Test and walk away with a drawn three-match series. He took 21 and 25 wickets respectively in series wins over the West Indies.

Shah also equalled Pakistan's record of most wickets in a Test by claiming 14 scalps last week in the second match against New Zealand.

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