Yasir Shah run-out: The Pakistani leg-spinner got run-out in a hysterical manner during the third against vs New Zealand.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of UAE at Abu Dhabi, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah found himself in an awkward position after his shoe got removed while he was in the middle of completing a double.
In an incident which sounds more on the comic lines from the outside, it saw Shah falling short of his ground at the non-striker’s end. Shah became part of a batting collapse which saw Pakistan getting reduced from 286-3 to 346-8, eventually getting all out 348 in 135 overs.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 133rd over after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed played a Will Somerville ball on the leg-side. Having called for a couple of runs straight away, there wasn’t anything wrong with his call.
However, with Shah’s shoe getting off his foot, he lost both his momentum and the required speed to reach the non-striker’s end. Shah ended up scoring 1 (25).
Having lost a tail-ender who could have given Ahmed able support at the other end, Pakistani captain didn’t give the impression of being satisfied with Shah.
On the back of individual centuries from Azhar Ali (134) and Asad Shafiq (104), Pakistan ended up gaining a 74-run lead over the visitors.
While they must have planned of bundling out New Zealand as soon as possible to win the match and the series, visiting captain Kane Williamson stood tall in front of them.
Despite his team reeling at 60-4, Williamson stitched an unbeaten 212-run partnership with Henry Nicholls. With Williamson (139) and Nicholls (90) will start Day 5 for New Zealand, one expects them to declare and give an attempt force a result.
Yasir Shah run-out
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Quickest by a spinner to reach 200 Test wickets:
33 Yasir Shah
36 Clarrie Grimmett
37 R Ashwin
10248 R Ashwin
10497 Stuart MacGill
10900 Yasir Shah#PAKvNZ
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 6, 2018
Century for Kane Williamson! 💯
— ICC (@ICC) December 6, 2018
Overseas batsmen in Asia
9 A Cook
8 J Kallis
7 H Amla
6 A Border
5 A Flower
5 B Lara
5 R Ponting
5 D Bravo
5 K Williamson*#PAKvNZ
— Vidhu Pal (@vidhu_pal) December 6, 2018
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 6, 2018