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Yasir Shah becomes fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets

ANI  |  Abu Dhabi [UAE] 

Breaking an 82-year-old record, leg-spinner on Thursday became the fastest bowler in the world to reach the milestone of scalping 200 Test wickets.

Shah achieved the feat on Day Four of the ongoing third Test against It was the opposition's night watchman who became his 200th Test wicket, GeoTV reported.

Earlier, the record was held by former Australian leg-spinner who had scalped 200 wickets in 36 Tests. Shah, on the flip side, did the same in just 33 Test matches.

The right-arm bowler had produced a rich vein of form during their second Test against where he scalped a total of 14 wickets helping his side to level the series 1-1. His figures of 14 for 184 in the match were the second best for in Test after their legendary pacer who had scalped 14 wickets for 116 runs against in 1982.

Shah is also the fastest Pakistani bowler to take 50 Test wickets (nine Tests). He achieved the 100 Test wickets figure in just 17 matches, a feat second only to English bowler (16 Tests).

Riding on the back of his recent performance, Shah also witnessed a jump in his International Council (ICC) players' ranking. He is back in top 10 of the ICC Test bowlers' ranking list having attained the tenth spot.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 14:20 IST