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Dubai Test

Pakistan sniff win as Yasir Shah spin destroys New Zealand

DUBAI: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah wrecked New Zealand with a career best eight wicket haul as Pakistan sniffed victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday. The 32-year-old grabbed 8-41 in 12.3 overs which annihilated New Zealand to 90 all out in just 35.3 overs before taking two more wickets as New Zealand -- following on -- were 131-2 at close in their second innings. Yasir dismissed opener Jeet Raval for two before accounting for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson caught behind for 30 to complete his…

Bilal Asif becomes 11th Pakistani to get five wickets on debut

DUBAI: Pakistan's debutant off-spinner Bilal Asif led an Australian collapse with six wickets on the third day of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Asif became the 11th Pakistani bowler to get five wickets in a Test inning, fetching the third best figures with 6-36 against Australia. The 33-year-old helped Pakistan derail Australia from a solid 142-0 to 202 all out on the second day in the first test, just behind Mohammad Zahid 7-66 against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1994 and 7-99 by Mohammad Nazir against New…

Second Test: Karunaratne misses double but Sri Lanka in command

DUBAI: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne missed a maiden double hundred by four runs but still put Sri Lanka on a strong footing at 461-7 in the second day-night Test in Dubai on Saturday. Karunaratne cracked a career best 196 during a marathon nine hour, seven minute stay at the crease before he unluckily played onto leg-spinner Yasir Shah just before dinner. At the interval Rangana Herath was batting on 14 with Suranga Lakmal unbeaten on two on a day of another hard toil for Pakistani bowlers on a flat Dubai stadium…