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26-Nov-2018 14:50:00 GMT
Pak v NZ - 2nd Test, Dubai, day 3

Yasir Shah Takes 10 in a Day as Pakistan Leave New Zealand Reeling

Dubai: Yasir Shah enjoyed a day straight out of a dream, picking up ten wickets, as Pakistan took control of their second Test against New Zealand on Monday.

The leg-spinner waded into the Kiwi batting with figures of 8/41 - the third-best by a Pakistani bowler in Test history - as Pakistan enforced a follow-on upon the visitors on Day 3 at Dubai.

New Zealand, who claimed a dramatic 4-run win in the opening game of the three-match series, now have their task cut out if they wish to carry a lead into the final Test at Abu Dhabi next week.

New Zealand, who claimed a dramatic 4-run win in the opening game of the three-match series, now have their task cut out if they wish to carry a lead into the final Test at Abu Dhabi next week.

Beginning the third day on their overnight score of 24/0, Kane Williamson’s side knew they faced a tall order as they responded to Pakistan’s first innings total of 418/5 declared.

The start was promising, as Jeet Raval and Tom Latham took their team to 50 for no loss at the end of 21 overs. But what followed was an hour-and-a-bit of utter chaos, as a hapless Kiwis lost their entire quote of wickets for just 40 runs in the space of 13.5 overs.

Brief scores:
New Zealand 90 (Yasir 8-41) and 131 for 2 (Taylor 49*, Latham 44*, Yasir 2-65) trail Pakistan 418 for 5 dec (Haris 147, Babar 127*) by 197 runs

Having started the procession with the breakthrough wicket of Raval - bowled in unfortunate fashion attempting a reverse sweep - Shah waited for a brief period before wreaking complete havoc upon the New Zealand line-up to pick his last seven wickets in the span of just 27 balls.

Skipper Williamson cut a helpless figure, remaining unbeaten on 28 as his team contrived to be bowled out for 90 - New Zealand’s lowest total in 19 Tests under his leadership.

Pakistan didn’t hesitate in asking the visitors to bat again, enforcing a follow-on for only the second time in the last 15 years. A more assured display saw New Zealand finish the day on 131/2, still 197 runs shy of making Pakistan bat again in the Test with two days still to play.


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