Shah’s 14 wickets lead Pakistan to innings win over NZ

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27 Nov 2018, 17:52 IST
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Legspinner Yasir Shah’s wealthy match haul of 14 wickets earned Pakistan victory in opposition to New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs within the second take a look at on Tuesday.

After a career-best 8-41 to assist dismiss New Zealand for 90, Shah grabbed 6-143 because the Black Caps adopted on and have been all out for 312 after tea on the fourth day.

Shah equaled the Pakistan report for wickets in a take a look at with quick bowler Imran Khan, who achieved his feat in 1982 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Lahore.

“I have never bowled in addition to this, particularly with the pitch providing flip and bounce prefer it did,” Shah stated.

“The try was to place the frustration of the primary take a look at behind and compete higher. We simply wanted to maintain getting wickets, and thanks God that occurred.”

Centuries by Haris Sohail and Babar Azam put Pakistan in command after making 418-5 declared.

Shah then went to work. He has 22 wickets within the sequence, and desires 5 extra to achieve 200 in his profession. They need to are available in Abu Dhabi, the place the groups return for the third take a look at and sequence decider from Monday.

New Zealand received the primary take a look at there by 4 runs.

“Yasir’s spell was the perfect that I’ve ever seen in my years of take a look at cricket,” Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed stated.

“The accountability was first with the batsmen to make some runs, they usually delivered.”

Ross Taylor (82), Henry Nicholls (77) and Tom Latham (50) led New Zealand’s resistance, however the harm was wrought within the first innings.

“We batted higher within the second innings, however that session yesterday when Yasir put us below super strain and put the ball in the suitable areas (did us in),” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson stated.

“He’s an distinctive bowler, and it is vital we study some classes shortly as a result of we’ll face all of the bowlers once more (within the third take a look at).”

Pressured to comply with on, New Zealand resumed on 131-2 and Taylor and Latham have been out within the first session.

Latham was contentiously adjudged caught behind off Hasan Ali quickly after finishing his half-century. Umpire Paul Reiffel referred to 3rd umpire Ian Gould to substantiate. Latham performed a defensive shot near his entrance pad, and because the ball handed the bat the replay know-how spiked.

Nonetheless, Latham walked off the sphere in disbelief. After lasting for 158 deliveries and hitting 4 boundaries, his dismissal ended an 80-run, third-wicket stand with Taylor.

Two balls later, Nicholls efficiently reviewed an lbw choice in opposition to him as video confirmed Hasan’s supply would have missed the leg stump.

Taylor accomplished his half-century off 54 balls when he drove Hasan via the purpose boundary off the primary ball of the day.

However Taylor went on the protection for some time earlier than he performed a reckless sweep, half an hour earlier than lunch, and top-edged offspinner Bilal Asif to deep backward sq. leg. Taylor’s innings featured seven fours and a six and got here off 128 balls.

New Zealand reached 222-Four at lunch.

Shah then trapped BJ Watling on 27 off the second new ball after lunch.

Hasan returned to just accept the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme for the third time within the sequence. De Grandhomme went for an pointless pull shot and performed onto the quick bowler on 14.

Ish Sodhi additionally gave his wicket away when he tried to comb Shah, missed the road of the ball and was clear bowled for 4.

Nicholls was undone 4 overs after tea by Hasan’s sharp supply which nipped again into the left-hander to knock again the off stump.

Shah wrapped up the innings quickly after by claiming the wickets of Neil Wagner and Trent Boult.

Hasan completed the innings with 3-46.

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