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WATCH: Yasir’s spin magic skittles New Zealand for 90

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DUBAI: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took a career best eight wicket to bowl New Zealand out for 90 in 35.3 overs on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday.

Yasir finished with 8-41 in 12.3 devastating overs as New Zealand slid from 50 without loss to lose their all ten wickets with an addition of just 40 runs.

That meant New Zealand were 328 runs behind Pakistan´s first innings total of 418-5 declared and were forced to follow-on.

Yasir, whose previous best of 7-76 came against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2015, took three wickets in an over after rain delayed the start by an hour at Dubai stadium.

Opener Jeet Raval top-scored with 31 while skipper Kane Williamson finished with 28 not out.

Yasir had opener Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (nought) and Henry Nicholls (nought) as the match spurned into life after an hour´s delay due to overnight rain and drizzle in the morning.

He also removed opener Jeet Raval (31), Ish Sodhi (nought), Neil Wagner (nought), Ajaz Patel (4) and Trent Boult (nought).

New Zealand, resuming at 27 without loss managed to reach 50 without losing a wicket before Yasir struck.

Opener Jeet Raval was unfortunate to get bowled by a Yasir´s delivery as he tried to reverse sweep but the ball deflected off his bat to his thigh and hit the stumps.

From 50-1 it became 61-2 when Yasir had Latham caught at short-leg by Imam-ul-Haq off the first ball of his ninth over.

Two balls later he bowled experienced Ross Taylor with a beautiful delivery that turned and beat the forward push by the batsman.

Off his fifth ball Yasir bowled Henry Nicholls through the gap between bat and pad.

Earlier, A career-best hundred from Haris Sohail and a maiden century from Babar Azam helped Pakistan post a big total to boost their chances of a series-levelling win against New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday.

Sohail knocked a snail-paced 147 in nine hours and 34 minutes while Azam made an unbeaten 127 to steer Pakistan to an imposing 418-5 declared on day two at Dubai stadium.

New Zealand negotiated nine overs without losing a wicket for 24 under lights in overcast conditions before umpires called off the day with two overs remaining.

Opener Jeet Raval was unbeaten on 17 with three boundaries while Tom Latham was five not out.

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