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Yasir Shah bags an embarassing record in Brisbane Test despite taking four wickets

After encounters against England and Australia in 2016, Yasir Shah became the first bowler to concede more than 200 runs in an innings thrice in Test cricket's history on Saturday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 23, 2019 4:28:52 pm
Yasir Shah reacts during their cricket test match against Australia in Brisbane (Source: AP)

Yasir Shah turned out to be the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan against Australia in the first Test at the Gabba, Brisbane. Shah took four wickets in the innings but gave as many as 205 runs in 48.4 overs he bowled. The 33-year-old bagged an embarrassing record on Saturday as he became the first bowler to concede more than 200 runs in an innings thrice in Test cricket’s history.

It is also the eighth time a Pakistan bowler has conceded more than 200 runs in a Test innings. This is the second time Shah has crossed the 200-run mark against Australia. He conceded 207 runs from 41 overs at Melbourne Cricket Ground in December 2016, whilst bagging three wickets in that innings.

The leg spinner conceded more than 200 runs for the first time in his Test career against England at the Old Trafford, Manchester in July 2016. He bowled 54 overs, gave 213 runs and picked up just one wicket.

After getting the wicket of Joe Burns on Day 2 of the Test denying him a century, Shah got the wickets of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

The Pakistan leggie got Smith’s wicket for the seventh time in Test cricket in the six Tests the two have played against each other.

At stumps on Day 3, the visitors were struggling after losing three wickets. Pakistan are still trailing by 276 runs with Babar Azam and Shan Masood trying to stitch a partnership for the fourth wicket.

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