Yasir Shah, the leg-spinner of Pakistan, is going through a horrible patch as his bowling struggles are evident against the quality of Australian batting line-up. After getting thumped in Brisbane, things didn’t change for him in Adelaide.
Amidst all the disappointments, Yasir produced a sensational batting innings at a situation when he was expected to crumble under pressure. Nevertheless, against the likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, the 33-year old stood tall to give a good account of his batting prowess.
While Yasir got many lives as Australians had a rough day in the field, he made the most of the chances by recording his first century in Test cricket. The Swabi born played a delightful innings of 113 runs which saw him scoring 13 boundaries.
Yasir became the top scorer of the first innings to help Pakistan reach 302 from 96-6. For this to happen, he formed valuable partnerships with Babar Azam and Mohammad Abbas to save Pakistan from a major embarrassment.