DUBAI - Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the second joint-fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in all Test cricket on the fourth day of the first day-night match against West Indies in Dubai on Sunday.

The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pakistani to the milestone. England's right-arm medium-pacer George Lohmann reached 100 Test wickets in just 16 Test matches in 1896 which still is a world record in Test cricket's 140-year-old history.

Australia's Charlie Turner and Clarrie Grimmett and England's Sydney Barnes each got to the milestone in their 17th Test. Shah, who made his debut at the same venue in October 2014, bettered off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who held the Pakistani record of fastest to 100 Tests wickets in 19 matches.

Shah finished with 5-121 in the first Test as West Indies were dismissed for 357 in their first innings in reply to Pakistan's big 579-3 declared.

 

 

Fastest to 100 Test wickets

Player                            Opposition          Match Date         Mat

G Lohmann (ENG)             v South Africa     2 Mar 1896         16

C Turner (AUS)    v England                       1 Feb 1895          17

S Barnes (ENG)   v Australia                      23 Feb 1912        17

C Grimmett (AUS)             v West Indies      16 Jan 1931         17

Yasir Shah (PAK) v West Indies                   13 Oct 2016        17

R Ashwin (INDIA)              v West Indies      14 Nov 2013       18

C Blythe (ENG)    v South Africa                  11 Mar 1910       19

A Valentine (WI) v England                         24 Feb 1954        19

A Roberts (WI)    v England                        22 Jul 1976          19

I Botham (ENG)  v India                              2 Aug 1979          19

Saeed Ajmal (PAK)            v England             25 Jan 2012         19

V Philander (SA)  v India                           18 Dec 2013        19

R Peel (ENG)       v Australia                      10 Aug 1896        20

M Tate (ENG)      v Australia                      14 Dec 1928        20

W O'Reilly (AUS)               v England             1 Jan 1937           20

W Hall (WI)         v India                            7 Mar 1962         20

E Prasanna (INDIA)           v Australia           28 Nov 1969       20

Waqar Younis (PAK)         v New Zealand        2 Jan 1993           20

D Steyn (SA)        v Bangladesh                  29 Feb 2008        20

M Asif (PAK)        v England                         29 Jul 2010          20

 

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