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Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah said he is very pleased with his performance in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand.
Knowing that the conditions in New Zealand are more pace friendly, Yasir was glad to take three wickets in the Black Caps’ first innings.
Yasir dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for 129, pace bowler Tim Southee for a duck and left-arm seamer Neil Wagner for 19.
“Pitch favored the pacers and they bowled well. The spinner’s role is to support pacers in the first innings and I succeed in that by bowling good and in the process got some wickets too,” the 34-year-old said in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as quoted by Ary Sports.
New Zealand made 431 runs in their first innings, while Pakistan were bowled out for 239 at the end of the third day, which leaves them trailing by 192 runs.
Faheem Ashraf and stand-in captain Mohammad Rizwan starred with the bat after the top order failed to have much of an impact.
Faheem made a career-best 91, which came off 134 balls and included 15 boundaries and a six, while Rizwan scored 71, which came off 142 deliveries and included eight boundaries.