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12:00 AM, December 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 07, 2018

Kane, Yasir share day's honours

Record-breaking Yasir Shah had to share the day's honours with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday as the third and final Test heads towards a gripping final day in Abu Dhabi.

The early part of the morning belonged to Yasir who collected the one wicket he needed to become the fastest man to reach 200 wickets in Test cricket.

The rest of the day, however, belonged to Williamson who played a masterly innings, and was 139 not out as the Kiwis reached 272-4 by the close that has given them a lead of 198 with six wickets remaining.

The day began in high anticipation with New Zealand resuming at 26-2 and Yasir taking the ball to bowl the third over.

He needed just one wicket to break a record set 82 years ago by the great Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett who had needed 36 Tests to reach the milestone of 200 Test wickets.

When Yasir trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four with his 13th delivery of the day, he reached the 200-wicket mark in just his 33rd Test.

"Ever since I knew this record it became my dream to take fastest 200 wickets and it came true today," said Yasir.

SCORES IN BRIEF

NEW ZEALAND: First innings 274

PAKISTAN: First innings 348

NEW ZEALAND: Second innings 272 for 4 (Williamson 139 not out, Taylor 22, Nicholls 90 not out; Shaheen 2-55, Yasir 2-107)

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