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Yasir Breaks 82-year Old Record

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has become the quickest bowler to take 200 Test wickets, during the third ongoing Abu Dhabi Test.

Heading into the final Test of the series, Shah needed just five more scalps to break the record — which he did with ease during the fourth day’s play by picking up the wicket of William Somerville in the second innings.

Shah broke 82-year-old record of Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett — who took his 200th wicket in his 36th Test against South Africa in 1936 — in only his 33rd test match. Since taking seven wickets on debut against Australia in 2014, Yasir has been a key figure in Pakistan’s test team.