3rd Test: New Zealand all Out for 274 as five-Wicket haul for Bilal Asif

ABU DHABI: New Zealand were bowled out for 274 in the opening session of day two of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Monday.


Spinner Bilal Asif took a five-for off 65 runs, cleaning up the tail of New Zealand batting after the tourists resumedat 229-7.

Leggie Yasir Shah, who has 198 wickets in his 33rd Test, remains just two wickets shy of Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmetts world record 200 wickets in 36 Tests achieved in 1936.

He dismissed three New Zealand batsmen to come within two wickets of becoming the fastest man to reach 200 wickets in Test cricket. The leg-spinner trapped opener Jeet Raval on 45, bowled Ross Taylor for nought with his next ball and then Henry Nicholls for one.

Skipper Kane Williamson top-scored for his team with 89 runs.

There is all to play for as the series is level at 1-1, after New Zealand won the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi and Pakistan bounced back with an innings and 16 runs victory in Dubai.


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