Abu Dhabi: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the quickest bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket. Shah achieved this feat in the third Test against New Zealand on Thursday (December 6) and in his 33rd Test.
Shah broke a record that stood for 82 years. Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett set the previous record in 1936 when he took 200 wickets in 36 matches.
The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four -- his second wicket of New Zealand's second innings -- to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett's record of 36 Tests set against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1936.
|S#||Player (Team)||Test match|
|1.||Yasir Shah (Pakistan)||33|
|2.||Clarrie Grimmett (Australia)||36|
|3.||R Ashwin (India)||37|
|4.||Dennis Lillee (Australia)||38|
|Waqar Younis (Pakistan)||38|
|5.||Dale Steyn (South Africa)||39|