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The forked-tongue intensifies

The Yasir Shah show continues

The last time someone had better match figures than Yasir Shah was 17 years ago.

14-184 - Yasir Shah's match figures in the Dubai Test. These are the second-best by a Pakistani, a shade behind Imran Khan's 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982. Yasir's haul is also the best in UAE, eclipsing Rangana Herath's 11 for 136 in Abu Dhabi last year.

2001 - The last time a bowler finished with a better match haul than Yasir's 14 for 184. Harbhajan Singh's 15 for 217 against Australia in Chennai bowled India to a magnificent series win.

New Zealand did fight hard in the second innings but a 327-run deficit against the glorious Shah was too much to overcome. After the comical collapse of the Pakistani batting in the first Test, this is a very serious thrashing. The Kiwis will have to play out of their skins in the last match to not lose this series.


Tambi Dude

YS is an absolute delight to watch. And for a change a Pakistani bowler with no questionable bowling action or ball-tampering.

He is on track to take fastest 200 wkts in the last 75 yrs and deservingly.

Isaac Schrödinger

He started the second Test with 181 wickets. After coming back from injury, I thought it was highly unlikely that he would finish with 200 wickets in this series.

Then, he unleashed the best match figures of his life. Damn. Soon, 200 wickets in only 33 Test matches. The praise from Shane Warne was well-deserved.

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