Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 4: Yasir’s six-for levels series at 1-1

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Yasir Shah finished with figures of 6-143 off 44.5 overs

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Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah led his side to an innings and 16-run win over New Zealand on the fourth day in Dubai after slicing through the Black Caps’ batting line-up with a six-wicket haul.

With Yasir also taking eight wickets in the first innings, his match figures of 14-184 are the second-best by a Pakistan player in Test history.

Starting off the day on 131/2, New Zealand added 15 runs to their overnight score before Tom Latham was caught behind off the bowling of Hasan Ali for 50, which came off 158 balls and included four boundaries.

Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls made up for the loss of Latham with a 52-run stand before Taylor was caught by Yasir at deep backward square off the bowling of Bilal Asif for a 128-ball 82, which included seven boundaries and a six.

Nicholls and BJ Watling kept the runs flowing with a 57-run partnership before Watling was trapped lbw off the bowling of Yasir for 27.

Hasan cleaned up Colin de Grandhomme for 14 before Yasir took out Ish Sodhi.

Nicholls went on to score 77, which came off 187 deliveries and included seven boundaries and a six, before he was cleaned up by Hasan.

Yasir finished things off for Pakistan as he removed Neil Wagner and Trent Boult in the space of four balls to bowl New Zealand out for 312.

Yasir was the pick of the bowlers with six wickets, while Hasan took three and Asif claimed one.

Yasir was named Man of the Match.

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