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

A superb 123-run triumph over Pakistan gave the Black Caps a 2-1 series win - their first away test series victory against Pakistan since the summer of 69.

Meanwhile, on the other hand, Pakistan have slipped to the seventh spot following their poor run.

Yasir's strike left New Zealand fighting to save both the match in Abu Dhabi, and the series - now tied at 1-1 - as they reached 112-4 at lunch on the fourth day.

However, if the series result is reversed and Sri Lanka win 2-0, then they will rise to 97 points while retaining sixth place and New Zealand will fall behind Australia in the fifth position on 99 points.

Yasir was also the fastest Pakistani to 50 wickets (nine Tests), reached 100 wickets in 17 Tests - second only to Englishman George Lohmann who took 16 matches during a Test in Johannesburg in 1896.

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

That 212-run stand between Williamson which brought New Zealand back into the game on Thursday, was finally broken with the very first ball of the day.

Two years ago, India's spinner Ravi Ashwin was on the brink to break this record but unfortunately, he fell short by one match.

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"Ever since I knew this record it became my dream to take fastest 200 wickets and it came true today", said Yasir, who still hopes Pakistan can pull off a win.

It was a smart declaration - giving Pakistan enough temptation to chase for the victory, but some brilliant bowling made sure they never got close.

But Shah dropped Williamson on 80 and 106.

Nicholls could have been out lbw on three but Pakistan neglected to asked for a review after a Shah-led appeal was declined. He has so far hit eight boundaries.

Yasir has figures of 2-107 while Shaheen has taken 2-55.

His 14 for 184 were the second best match figures in a Test for Pakistan, behind former captain and current prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who bagged 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.

Pakistan does not have happy memories at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium, where New Zealand won the first Test by just four runs after setting Pakistan a target of 176. But BJ Watling resisted with 77 not out, delaying his record until the second innings. PAKISTAN (1st Innings) 348 (Azhar Ali 134, Asad Shafiq 104; W.E.R. Somerville 4-75).

Earlier in the day Henry Nicholls scored his third test century, finishing with an unbeaten 126, as New Zealand declared their second innings at 353-7.

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