Yasir breaks 123-year-old record, bags most wickets after 13 Tests

Published July 16, 2016
The leggie is on the way to become the fastest bowler to reach 100 Test wickets. — AFP
The leggie is on the way to become the fastest bowler to reach 100 Test wickets. — AFP

LONDON: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Saturday registered his name in the record books after he broke Australia's Charlie Turner's 123-year-old record for most wickets after 13 Test matches.

Yasir's sixth wicket in his splendid six-wicket inning haul on the third day of the first Test against England at Lord's bagged him his 82nd Test wicket, one more than the Australian seamer.

He became the first leg-spinner to achieve the feat in 83 years.

It is worth mentioning that Yasir has another innings to widen the one wicket gap.

18 wickets needed in 5 innings

The leggie is on the way to reach 100 Test wickets mark in shortest time, a feat that was achieved 120 years ago by English great Geroge Lohmann.

Yasir, who made his Test debut in October 2014 against Australia, has 5 innings to pick 18 scalps which will earn him the accolade of breaking the record.

In his 13 Test match career the wrist-spin bowler has secured five 5-wicket hauls.

During his first Test outside Asia, Yasir on Friday made it to the honours board after he picked five wickets at stumps on day two.

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