In a rain-defaced session, the first of the third day at Dubai, Yasir Shah set the feline among the pigeons with a shocking spell that saw him evacuate four of best five New Zealand batsmen one after another.
Just like the case with most amusements in the UAE, the diversion that was wandering along for the initial two days all of a sudden burst to life. In the 22nd over, Jeet Raval endeavored to put Yasir Shah – who was continually alarming the two remaining given openers by focusing on the harsh from around the wicket – off his line by switch clearing. The ball took his cushion before hurling off his gloves back onto the stumps to give Pakistan their first achievement.
It was not really a sign for the hyper stage to pursue a couple of overs later.
In the 28th over, Yasir released himself on the hapless batsmen. Tom Latham couldn’t keep one that diverted in from the harsh and nurdled it to short leg. One ball later, Ross Taylor was welcomed with a ball on leg stump that swung enormous to strike off, while Henry Nicholls was prodded by a moderate turner outside off that snuck through bat-cushion hole to give Yasir the third wicket of the over.
From an agreeable position at 50 for no misfortune, New Zealand had sunk to 63/4 at Lunch, and it was all Yasir Shah’s doing.