Pakistan’s Shah in elite Lord’s company

Shukriya Pakistan

London: Pakistan’s Yasir Shah took six for 72 against England on Saturday to become just the fifth leg-spinner to take six wickets in a Test innings at Lord’s.

Shah was the first leg-spinner to achieve the feat in 83 years.

The complete list of leg-spinners who have taken six or more wickets in a Lord’s Test innings is as follows (haul, player, country, opposition, year):

7-128 Bert Vogler RSA v ENG 1907

6-32 Walter Robins ENG v WIS 1933

6-35 Warwick Armstrong AUS v ENG 1909

6-72 Yasir Shah PAK v ENG 2016

6-167 Clarrie Grimmett AUS v ENG 1930

Shah’s figures were also the second-best by any Pakistan bowler in a Lord’s Test, sandwiched between medium-pacer Mudassar Nazar and left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, a current team-mate of the leg-spinner. (haul, bowler, year):

6-32 Mudassar Nazar PAK v ENG 1982

6-72 Yasir Shah PAK v ENG 2016

6-84 Mohammad Amir PAK v ENG 2010.