Yasir spins Pakistan to victory

Yasir spins Pakistan to victory

BRILLIANT SHOW! Pakistan's Yasir Shah (left) celebrates with team-mate Hasan Ali after taking the final wicket of New Zealand batsman Trent Boult. AFP

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah followed his extraordinary first innings performance with a six wicket haul as Pakistan beat New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday to level the series 1-1.

The 32-year-old, who took eight for 41 on Monday, had figures of six for 143 in the second innings for a match haul of 14/184. New Zealand -- following-on after being dismissed for 90 in the first innings -- were bowled out for 312 soon after tea on the fourth day.

“I came to know yesterday (about Imran Khan’s record) so it’s an honour that my name will come with him,” said Yasir.

“I haven’t bowled as well as this, especially with the pitch offering turn and bounce like it did. We wanted to put the disappointment of the first Test behind us and set up the series.”

Yasir’s figures are the second best match return ever for Pakistan in Test cricket, bettered only by Imran Khan’s 14/116 against Sri Lanka in Lahore in 1982.