Pakistan Cricket Team, known for their poor running between the wickets, once again produced a comical runout during day four of the third Test against New Zealand. And this time, leg-spinner was at the receiving end as he got out after losing his shoe while completing the second run.
Meanwhile, despite centuries from Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq, Pakistan couldn’t maximise their lead as they got all out for 348. The Kiwis finished the day at 272 for four to take a lead of 198 runs.
Moreover, with the dismissal of William Somerville on day four, Yasir Shah became the fastest bowler to scale 200 Test wicket. Shah broke pre-World War record set by Australian Clarrie Grimmett in 1936 by taking only 33 Tests to reach the landmark. Grimmett, on the other hand, had reached the figures in his 36th Test.
During the third session of the third day, Sarfraz Ahmed flicked New Zealand spinner Will Somerville to the leg-side and decided to pinch a tricky second. Yasir was on course to make it safely to the non-striker’s end but was well short in the end as he lost his shoe in the middle of the pitch.
Skipper Sarfraz was clearly not impressed with the dismissal as he was trying to make the most of his time with the tail in the middle. Pakistan will have to look into their running between the wicket to avoid these comical errors.
Watch the video here:
WICKET! It's all happening at the Abu Dhabi stadium. Yasir Shah loses his shoe as he turns around for the second run and eventually falls short of his crease. Pakistan 345/8
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) December 5, 2018