Legspinner Yasir Shah devoured New Zealand with a career-best eight-wicket flight when Pakistan sniffed the victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday.
The 32-year-old grabbed 8-41 in 12.3 overs, resulting in New Zealand being eliminated with 90 out in only 35.3 overs before retaking two more wickets, while New Zealand – hereafter – 131-2 up close in their second inning .
Yasir dismissed opener Jeet Raval for two before he booked that New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was left behind 30 to finish his third 10-wicket run in the game.
Tom Latham (44) and Ross Taylor (49) came close, while New Zealand needed another 197 runs to avoid an innings defeat, while Pakistan can level the series by again taking eight wickets with two days of play.
New Zealand won the first test in Abu Dhabi last week with four points to get a 1-0 lead in the series of three games.
Taylor has touched six limits and six in his return-to-form innings while Latham has touched three boundaries because the two added 65 for the unbroken third wicket-lead to battle the Pakistani bowlers.
But the day was from Yasir, who rocked New Zealand in the first innings.
He also became the first Pakistani to take ten wickets in one day, ninth in the world, with England's left-handed spinner Johnny Briggs twice.
"When I came to the ground, I thought I should get 10 wickets in the game, but never thought it would come in one day," Yasir said.
"I came out of an injury and did not get the required rhythm against Australia (last month), but now I get it and am very happy to achieve this achievement," Yasir said.
Rain had slowed the start of the third day by an hour, but when the action started, Yasir got lightning fast and tended to his best ability on a rotating podium in the Dubai stadium.
Yasir rejected Latham (22), Taylor (null) and Henry Nicholls (null) in his ninth inning, which led to a collapse in which New Zealand lost all 10 wickets for only 40 runs after being well placed at 50 without loss.
Yasir & # 39; s bowling figures – his 15th five-wicket flight – beat his previous best of 7-76 against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2015 and also the best against New Zealand.
Intikhab Alam (7-52) held the record for the best bowling of Pakistan against New Zealand, achieved in Dunedin in 1973.
New Zealand, resumed without loss, Raval lost in an unfortunate way when he tried to turn Yasir, but the ball bent from his club to his thigh and hit the stumps. Raval scored with 31.
From 50-1 it became 61-2 when Yasir Latham had caught on short legs by Imam-ul-Haq from the first ball of his ninth about.
Two balls later, he threw Taylor with a beautiful delivery that turned and defeated the forward battle of the batsman.
On his fifth ball, Yasir Nicholls threw through the gap between the bat and the ball.
It was Yasir who controlled Bradley – John Watling ran quickly after lunch before he closed off Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult – all without scoring in the space of nine balls.
Six New Zealand hitters fell without scoring, making it the fifth time in a Test when six batters failed to score in an inning.
Williamson remained unbeaten at 28 and watched as wickets fell nine pins at the other end.
With Sodhi & # 39; s wicket, Yasir also completed 100 wickets in 16 Tests in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharja and Abu Dhabi).
The third test will be played in Abu Dhabi from 3 December.