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Yasir Shah Becomes Number-One Ranked Test Bowler
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Published: Jul 18, 2016

30-year-old Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been ranked number one Test bowler by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Source: Getty

The spin maestro claimed 10 wickets at Lord’s cricket ground in the national team’s first Test against England and claimed the first rank on the chart.

Yasir is the first leg-spinner since Shane Warne in 2005, and the first Pakistan bowler since Mushtaq Ahmed in December 1996 to be ranked number one.

Source: apnironaq.com
Source: apnironaq.com

Shah’s 10-141 was the best-ever performance by a Pakistani bowler in his maiden Test on English soil, and the best by a Pakistani spinner in England, beating Abdul Qadir’s 10-211 at the Oval in 1987.

Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Shah was previo­usly ranked number four before the start of Englan­d series­.