Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took two wickets in the very first innings towards Sri Lanka to develop into Pakistan’s fifth-maximum wicket-taker in Checks, overtaking the likes of Abdul Qadir.
The two groups began the series on Saturday at the Galle International Stadium. Shah took the wicket of Kusal Mendis to equivalent Qadir’s tally of 236 wickets before snaring the wicket of Angelo Mathews to steer crystal clear of the previous pro.
Wasim Akram prospects the listing with 414 wickets though Waqar Younis, Imran Khan, and Danish Kaneria stick to him with 373, 362, and 261 wickets respectively. Yasir attained the feat in just his 47th match whilst Qadir took 236 in 67 games.
On the back of his and the bowling department’s performances, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 222 in 66.1 overs. In response, Pakistan was reduced to 24/2 at the conclude of the day’s enjoy as the Lankan bowlers stored the openers on a limited leash.
They now trail by 198 operates in the 1st innings with Babar Azam and Azhar Ali at the crease with the likes of the debutante, Agha Salman, and wicket-keeper batter, Mohammad Rizwan set to stick to.
Major 5 wicket takers for Pakistan in Tests:
Wasim Akram – 414 wickets in 104 matchesWaqar Younis – 373 wickets in 87 matchesImran Khan – 362 wickets in 88 matchesDanish Kaneria – 261 wickets in 61 matchesYasir Shah – 237 wickets in 47* matches
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