Yasir gets through dogged New Zealand to become fastest bowler to 200 Test wickets


New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson hit a fighting half century while BJ Watling batted with patience to delay leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s bid to become the fastest to 200 wickets on the first day of the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Williamson missed out on a 19th Test century but Watling was unbeaten on 42 as New Zealand closed on 229-7, a measured recovery after being reduced to 72-4 by a triple strike from Yasir in the first session. Yasir began his 33rd Test needing five wickets to become the fastest man to reach the milestone of…

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