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Yasir Shah Targets Australian Legend Clarrie Grimmett's Record

  • 28 Nov 2018 22:33:23

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah does not know much about The Clarrie Grimmett but it is aware of that he has a strong chance of the shattering a record set by the Australian 82 years ago. Yasir tormented New Zealand on his way to a match haul of 14-184 to help pakistan achieve a series-levelling win by an innings and 16 runs in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 32-year-old now has 195 wickets in 32 Tests and needs just five more in the third and final Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Monday to become the quickest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets.

In fact, he will take the record if he can pick up those wickets any time in his next three Tests as Grimmett -- also a leg-spinner -- took his 200th wicket in his 36th Test against South Africa in 1936.

Yasir admits the record is in his mind but knows little about the holder of it.