Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest Asian and second joint-fastest bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in all test Cricket.
In the ongoing day-night test against West Indies, the 30-year-old dismissed tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th test match, the fastest Pakistani to the milestone.
England’s right-Arm Medium-pacer George Lohmann reached 100 test wickets in just 16 test matches in 1896 which still is a world record in test cricket’s 140-year-old history. Australia’s Charlie Turner and Clarrie Grimmett and England’s Sydney Barnes each got to the milestone in their 17th test.
Shah, who made his debut at the same venue in October 2014, bettered off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who held the Pakistani record of fastest to 100 tests wickets in 19 matches. Shah finished with 5 for 121 in the first test as West Indies were dismissed for 357 in their first innings