Pakistan’s Yasir Shah run out after his shoe comes off in Test vs New Zealand

first_imgPakistan have produced some of the best fast bowlers and batsmen over the years but the Asian giants were never known for their running between wickets.On Thursday, Pakistan were at it again as leg-spinner Yasir Shah was run out during their second innings in the series decider against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. The 32-year-old drew the ire of his captain and non-striker, Sarfraz Ahmed, who was losing partners at some pace.During the third session of the third day, Sarfraz flicked New Zealand spinner Will Somerville to the leg-side and decided to pinch a tricky second. Yasir was on course to make it safely to the non-striker’s end but was well short in the end as he lost his shoe mid pitch.Skipper Sarfraz was clearly not impressed with the dismissal as he was trying to make the most of his time with the tail in the middle.Despite centuries from Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, Pakistan couldn’t maximise their lead as they were bowled out for 348, 74 more than New Zealand’s first innings total.WICKET! It’s all happening at the Abu Dhabi stadium. Yasir Shah loses his shoe as he turns around for the second run and eventually falls short of his crease. Pakistan 345/8Ball-by-ball clips: #PAKvNZ (@_cricingif) December 5, 2018Sarfraz’s side nevertheless regained control of the match by picking up two quick New Zealand wickets to leave them in trouble at 26-2 in 14 overs at close of play.advertisementKiwi skipper Kane Williamson, who scored a fighting 89 in the first innings, was batting on 14 with nightwatchman William Somerville for the company on one with the visitors trailing by 48.Pakistan, who resumed on their overnight score of 139-3, rode on Azhar’s 134 and Shafiq’s 104 to get into a commanding position in the series decider at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.The pair’s 201-run partnership for the fourth wicket ended when Azhar became off-spinner Somerville’s first Test victim.The 33-year-old batsman mistimed a sweep to offer Ajaz Patel a catch at short fine leg and leave Pakistan at 286-4.Shafiq perished shortly afterwards after failing to read left-armer Patel’s arm ball and was adjudged leg before with a review confirming the dismissal.His wicket triggered a Pakistan collapse as they went from 304-5 to 348 all out with Somerville ripping up the tail after tea to finish with figures of 4-75.New Zealand could not capitalise as opener Jeet Raval was dismissed for a duck by left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi before leg-spinner Yasir Shah sent back Tom Latham for 10.Shah, who has four wickets in the match, needs one more to replace Australian Clarrie Grimmett as the fastest man to claim 200 Test victims. Leg-spinner Grimmett reached the 200 mark in his 36th Test back in 1936. Shah is on 199 in just his 33rd Test match.(With inputs from Reuters)Also Read | India vs Australia: Usman Khawaja’s one-handed catch leaves Virat Kohli stunnedAlso Read | Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali’s comical run out against Australialast_img read more

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