Yasir Shah surpasses 82-year-old record to create Test history

Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah has become the quickest bowler to take 200 wickets in Test history.

Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett had held the record since 1936 when he took wicket No.200 in his 36th Test, playing South Africa in Johannesburg.

Shah also equalled Pakistan's record of most wickets in a Test by claiming 14 scalps last week in the second match against New Zealand.

Henry Nicholls was twice lucky to remain unbeaten on 20 off 54 deliveries at lunch on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi.

Shah (2-49) broke an 82-year-old record when he had nightwatchman Will Somerville (4) lbw to achieve the feat in his 33rd test match after New Zealand resumed on 2-26.

Ross Taylor's (22 off 14 balls) over aggressive approach ultimately led to his downfall when he was caught in the deep as New Zealand slumped to 4-60.

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