Pakistan leggie Yasir Shah, on Sunday, became the fastest Asian to claim 100 wickets in Tests during the on-going day-night match against West Indies in Dubai.
The 30-year-old dismissed West Indian tail-ender Miguel Cummins to complete 100 wickets in his 17th Test match, the fastest Pakistani to the milestone.
Yasir Shah completed his 100 wickets within 17 Test matches only, leaving behind India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin behind. Yasir Shah took five wickets in this innings and West Indies were all out for 357, still needing another 23 runs to avoid follow-on in the first Test match against Pakistan in Dubai.
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.